Okay, so I thought I would post weekly but life has overtaken me! It all started innocently enough when I was volunteering at my community garden with the Library Kids In The Garden project and got to know the Master Gardener, Colleen. From her I learned that I did not need fencing to have my own garden, that I could make a compost bin from items I had on hand and thought I would burn (eek) ! It went from there. So now I have a quarter plot at the community garden and one about the same size here. The one here is my writing slacker excuse du jour. First I had to haul railroad ties from else-where on the property, uphill of course! And I had to mow down the grasses and weeds; oh, and build my compost bin from old broken down pallets that remained from when the house was built and thus pre-dating me. And, and, and….created a writing furlough in my mind.
Did I mention the rose bush? I found myself busy and productive, the good stuff; but yet again leaving my life’s passion in the dust. I am over and over regrouping to find that balance in my life. It seems I live on a teeter-totter rather than a balance beam and I need to find a way to migrate to the better location.
Tonight is my first step in finding balance, which means that I cannot leave my passion for writing behind; I must make room for things I value such as the gardens and library; and lose the time wasters. Distractions are so easy to come by and so hard to set aside, but that is my goal. Identifying the distracting elements and focusing on the productive ones.
You will find me circling back to writing more, but maybe a bit about gardens, kids, the library, composting and weather instead of the more philosophical topics, but then again all of those things can generate a bit of philosophy or at least some homespun wisdom. Like all things in life, blogging evolves and we shall see where this goes.