Once again, I am wrestling with the blank
page screen as I attempt to write something somewhat intelligible after not posting for nearly two months. Considering how long I worked on that one, uninteresting sentence, it’s not looking good.
Moments like these are frustrating – I have post ideas but can’t get the thoughts out. Presently, there are several lingering topics that I mistakenly thought I was ready to tackle this morning. I was wrong.
I was full of motivation back then (you know, four hours ago), however, my brain obviously didn’t get the message. Consequently, I have yet to put any of these topics to paper. Part of the problem is also knowing some of these ideas involve topics that will be difficult to address and, truth be told, I’ve been avoiding them for quite some time now. Yet, here they remain, haunting my brain, rattling their chains like old Jacob Marley’s ghost. As usually happens in these instances, I’m left writing another non-post, post just to get the cogs moving again.
I’m pleased to say that I haven’t been entirely inactive over the past two months. I finally completed my online continuing education class. This may not sound impressive, but I was thrilled that I didn’t lose interest and give up midway like I usually do. Not only that – I managed not to procrastinate! I began the course in October 2016 and had until April 28, 2017 to complete it. Amazingly, I completed it on April 27, 2017! How is that for kicking the old procrastination habit! **cough cough**
In more exciting news, I finally broke out of the hermitage and found a volunteer opportunity that, so far, seems to be a great match for me. Everyone involved seems dedicated to the goals of this organization and to helping those who seek its services. It gives me a chance to teach others about the English language (on a very, very minimal and basic level) and offers contact with the outside world…but not too much contact, after all, I don’t want to overdo it.
I also started exercising! What?? It’s still early days but, so far, I’ve stuck with it. It’s not a very intense exercise routine, but “baby steps” as they say. If I started at full force from the get go after NOT exercising for so many years, I’d just set myself up for failure…and possibly death, which would definitely qualify as an epic fail.
In gardening news: after a year, I finally got our yucca to flower! (Okay, in reality, I just planted it and left it to its own devices, but I’m taking credit anyway. I did dig the hole.) Please enjoy this failed artsy flower shot:
So, what’s in store for this blog? Well, imaginary voice in my head, I’m so glad you asked. I had considered deleting it again, but of all the social media thingy-ma-bobs I distract myself with, I still feel most committed to this one. (Unless you count Etsy…because I’m very
addicted committed to Etsy at the moment.)
So, enough of this stuff and nonsense that no one really cares about. Time to whip the little grey cells into shape and write my next profoundly poignant post. (Just to be clear, that was sarcasm.)
Thank you for stopping by!