My brain is scattered so please to enjoy…
- After seven years with the same company, my last day is tomorrow. They are making it easier and easier to know I made the right decision.
- After working with one person for four years, a true friendship, I’ve realized that I’m picking arguments with him because I’m going to miss him. I push people away when I know things are going to change. No matter how evolved I think I become, I’m really just a girl sometimes.
- Went to the Mississippi Palisades for Father’s Day to hike around. While on a skinny path, with a steep embankment, my daughter yelled “You have a spider on you!” to my son who almost toppled over. New family rule: You may not yell “Spider!” when on paths where you can plummet to your death. Thank you.
- While driving the three hours to the Mississippi River, I was reading A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. Imagine reading an awesome book, while being surrounded by the same farms she was writing about. Surreal. I haven’t seen the movie but it turns out, that it was filmed in a place that we passed.
- Reading said book has given me pause. Her writing is clean and simple, yet she builds and builds while still making you turn the pages for what will happen next. She writes big and succinct, somehow simultaneously.
- Sometimes the idea of getting my book to where it needs to be is so daunting it seems insurmountable. I try to convince myself that hard work can accomplish anything, but then I secretly wonder if it isn’t the case that some people just have it. I wonder what her first writings were like.
- Someone should put together a book of wonderful author’s drawer novels. It would be called There’s Hope For You Yet…
- I’ve been watching the first season of Mad Men and find it fascinating to see the characters before I knew them. I wish we could go back to dressing like them.
- I’m equally terrified and excited about my new job. I’m worried about getting deeper into my field and further away from writing.
- Sometimes the idea of running away is so appealing until you remember that you’re always with you wherever you go.
- Saying you can’t do something doesn’t soften the blow in case it’s true. It makes it true. Say you can and try it even if you fail. Work hard to prove yourself wrong.
- Figure out what your dream is. If you don’t know, how will you know where to aim.
- Go forth and write something. Even if it sucks, you’re getting better by the sheer act of writing and you are stilling your thoughts. Still thoughts are a gift, and not my forte. I better go write.