So, I know it has been a few weeks since I have written anything. I have been on sabbatical in an attempt to find myself. Does that sound like a good excuse? No? Well, my real excuse is much worse. I have gotten a bit busy with life. *Yikes!*
I started a new job, which I thoroughly enjoy! I am part of a program that helps feed hungry children. Yay for helping others! Also, a lot has been going on in my home…not anything serious, just the stress of separation and the stress of children and, oh! the stress of being me. Yes, if I could run away from myself, I would.
In the midst of all the drama and anxiety, I have found myself strangely at peace with everything. I am rocking this “one day at a time” bologna, and I am quite proud of myself for maintaining the supermom image. I’m not saying that I’m actually a supermom, but somehow I am managing to pull off this life (for now at least). Ask me again in a day or too.
One thing I have been working on is becoming a better person in many different ways…physically, mentally, career-wise, yadda yadda yadda. But a huge area I have missed is becoming a better writer. How could you miss that? That is your number one passion! Well, folks, I have overlooked it. It hasn’t been because I think I’m a fantastic writer or anything. It’s not because I don’t think I can grow anymore as a writer. It’s simply because I have been stuck in a rut. I went back and read many of my recent stories/novel attempts, and they all are essentially the same – dark and twisty (thank you Meredith Grey for that term).
But every talent needs a bit of variety, right? So, I decided to challenge myself. 30 days of short stories! Every day for 30 days, I am going to try to write a short story…which, if you’re a genius at math like I am, means I will have 30 stories at the end of this challenge. Short stories are not difficult for me seeing as I write pretty much every spare minute I have. But the challenge is to make each story different. *gasp* Can she do it? I hope so!
As part of my writing style, I use my typewriter. No, not the cute, antique 1950s style…the giant, clunky, electric 90s style. Oh yeah, I’m cool! However, I encountered a problem tonight when starting my story…my ribbon thingy (I have no clue what it’s really called) needs to be replaced! So, no sexy nerdy typewriter typing tonight for this girl. I will have to settle for this laptop. *boo* So, in search for a new ribbon, I have come across hundreds, no thousands, no millions of pictures of beautiful antique typewriters! Google will do that to you. I think I’m going to start collecting them! I know! It’s a marvelous idea! 🙂 I always wanted something to collect and be obsessed with other than dust or juice boxes. And now I have figured out the perfect collection hobby! As you can probably tell, I am quite excited about this! I also have decided that if I am to ever get married again (not likely) I would like instead of an engagement ring, a 1950s pink typewriter. Okay? Did you all get that?
Well, I suppose that is enough catch-up for tonight! Hope you all are having an amazing week! 🙂