get moving (again)
I suppose the logical thing to have done would have been to get started on writing a blog post upon arriving home post-camping trip this past Friday … or even at some point during the weekend … or yesterday …
But I did not. I waited until the night before this went live, and spent the first 30 minutes at my desk doing what some would call “farting around”, but which I prefer to call “research” if it were not for the fact I often end up tumbling down a few rabbit trails along the way. (They’re amazingly easy to find when one is avoiding a task that seems hard/difficult/onerous.)
It has been a little too easy for me as of late to shift into avoidance mode. Often I find myself coming up short in the face of work needing to be done to turn a dream/idea/goal into a reality, and then diving into (for example) Twitter or You Tube or whatever is handiest in terms of distractions. Sometimes I do find things to do that are not a complete waste of time – for instance, I am getting closer to being able to play two whole songs on my ukulele. But on the negative side I’ve yet to do up an outline for a story idea, nor have I exercised regularly in a while, and so on and so forth.
‘Frustrating’ about sums it up, and ‘disappointment’ tags along quite readily.
And yet … I’m still here, I’m still breathing, and this frustration means I am still able to change for I’ve not become completely apathetic. And the month is not over yet – there is still time to get to outlining the story idea, and to get out for at least a couple of runs, and to finish some fantastic books, and so on and so forth.
There is time to get moving … again. :)