I’m recovering from my surgery, and taking it easy. I still have restrictions; I get tired easily, and my bed has become my best friend. Just taking it one day at a time, I’m heading into my new chapter of life.
Working on making adjustments to my routines because I have a weight limit for lifting items. Yesterday, I overdid it, but it felt great to be useful again. Today, I am paying the price, and I will just relax and have some fun.
This week I feel more like writing and editing, I am going to edit a couple of chapters of my manuscript since I can sit a lot longer. My pelvic pain was interfering with my life, I could sit only for a short time. Now, I am looking forward to editing my manuscript.
The other day, I was looking at the last chapter that I was working on, and I wanted to get a feel of my story again. Due to the pain, I stopped editing. Now, my body is ready to work on it again and I want to see how my manuscript turns out.
The black SUV sat there again. At random times throughout the day, the same vehicle always returned. The third time this week, parked across the street from my home, avoiding my security cameras. Why? Should I call the police and become the crazy neighborhood “Karen”?
Sweat dripped from my brow. I didn’t want attention on myself. I couldn’t risk blowing my cover as my fingers squeezed the grip of my pistol. Paranoia. Is a terrible omen. Remembering, underneath my bed, my go-bag and money were ready. Flight or fight flooded my mind.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year. It is that time of year for resolutions. I have been asking myself what I want to accomplish in 2023. What is important to me? Creating routines, writing, exercising, and creating more content for my social media are on top of my list.
MY SEVEN 2023’s GOALS:
Creating Routines – to help me stay focused on what is a priority and allow me to achieve my other goals by getting my household chores done. Organizing my home to create an inviting and relaxing environment for me and my family.
To schedule time for my writing during the day – 2022 has taught me, that I need to set time aside, during the day for my writing projects and articles. This was an eye-opening revelation for me. If I want to write, I need to make time for my writing.
Exercising – 2022 has also taught me, if I want to keep my mobility and maintain a healthy weight, I must exercise. Whether I like it or not, I must exercise. To be honest, I’m unsure how this will be incorporated into my routines. I’m determined to discover the way.
Keeping my relationship with the Lord healthy – I need to nourish my spiritual life. I must put the Lord first and spend time with Him by reading His Word and praying.
Creating music – composing music is my happy place where my mind can unwind and relax. I need to spend more time working on my compositions.
Reading – I fell short of my goal for 2022. To be honest, I know I can do better.
To create more content for my social media platforms – not sure how I’m going to accomplish this goal. Working on a plan, I’m determined to come up with an idea.
What are your goals for 2023? Please let me know, in the comment section.
I’ve been improving my editing skills by reading books on how to edit. Then using the techniques I learned, bybputting them into practice.
It has been difficult. I’m learning to see my manuscript in my readers’ eyes and using these techniques that I’ve never used before. It can be very overwhelming and very discouraging. Sometimes, I just wanna walk away.
When I get discouraged or overwhelmed that is when the ADD kicks in and I become very easily distracted by different things. That can be such a frustrating experience.
So how do I deal with the frustration? I take a short break, work on another project, or provide time for my mind to rest, allowing my creative juices to rejuvenate.
I am making a lot of progress on my manuscript and I see it coming together in the way that I want.