It’s THAT Time Again

ROW80LogocopyThat’s a good thing.

I mean, I am glad it’s the start of Round 2 of A Round of Words in 80 Days.  I kind of wish that my self-imposed vacation from blogging and writing and all sorts of online stuff had been maybe just a day or two longer though.  I’d almost reached that must write point in my head, almost settled enough after all the … stuff that took my head the last week of Round 1.  It’s all in limbo at the moment…  well, my grandfather seems better now and may be able to go back to his room at the nursing home, but we’re still waiting on news about whether the surgeon will take my parents’ case.

A few more days of escapism sounds so much better than the daily grind….

But I’m here.  I had considered doing this post yesterday, since I normally post on Sundays, not Mondays.  I wanted Grimm and read books instead.  🙂  Feel totally content with my choice.

I love myself, and that is why it is possible ...THAT will be my focus for this ROWnd.  Contentment and acceptance of who I am as a writer and creative person…  Of myself as a very human person..

I’ll still have pressure moments to work on such as the upcoming JuNoWriMo as well as the present CampNaNoWriMo (which always struck me as weird given the chilly, mucky, muddy weather we always have in April).  And I still intend to follow the goals I listed in the last ROWnd.  They worked well, pushing me when I needed to get a nudge but being forgiving enough to not “hurt” when I failed.  See what I mean?

  • write every day; at the minimum, do 5 sentences
  • finish a complete (rough) draft of Courting the Swan Song 
  • make twice weekly blog posts (WIPpet Wednesdays and Some Thing 4 Sundays)
  • maintain active sponsor participation
  • energize myself with more physical activity
  • reclaim my writing space  haven’t touched
  • go through some piece of my electronic home (desktop, laptop, server space, Dropbox, etc.)
  • laugh more, hug my family more, share myself with friends more…
  • attend chats and sprints on Twitter (at least one of each)

And lastly, be more loving of myself for who I am, not who I think I want to be.


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15 responses to “It’s THAT Time Again

  1. What a great overarching goal, Eden. I think I could use some of that myself. I’ve gotten a little better about self-acceptance the last several years, but I still have a way to go.


    • It’s something I think we all need to work on a bit more. I mean, it’s not as if the world doesn’t urge us to be constantly critical of ourselves… :-/

      I’m glad to hear you’re finding self-acceptance easier, Elizabeth. Even small steps, help.


  2. It sounds like the break was just what you needed. May the health news for your family be better than good.

    If the goals are feeding you, and helping you to be more content in your life as it is, I think keeping them is a lovely idea. ❤


    • The break was definitely what I needed… and while I may wish it had been a bit longer, I’m also glad it wasn’t. It’s easy to just “relax and not do stuff for a long time too. I’m finding a lot of resistance to starting again, even though the ideas are starting to flow.

      YES! May the health news get better!

      Many hugs.


  3. Those sound like wonderful goals, Eden! Very inspiring and causing me to think that I might want to tweak my own a bit.

    I do understand the need for an online respite. Believe me! 🙂

    Have a fabulous “Hump Day”!


    • Thanks bunches! The nice thing about the ROW80 is that it allows you to constantly adjust what you’re doing and try to find a better balance.


  4. Glad to hear the break was good for you, Eden! I know you were really starting to need it. *hugs*

    Good luck with your goals. And self-acceptance is always a good one to aim for. 🙂


    • Huh! I’d hoped I was hiding it better (though judging by my husband’s worried looks some days, probably not). Seeing how things piled up, I’m thinking a planned reprieve should probably be part of my regular plan. It probably should be a part of all our plans… 😀

      Thanks, Ruth. “See you” today or tomorrow, for the WIPpet.


  5. We’re glad you’re here, even if you could have used a few more days. 🙂


  6. enjoying who you are, not who you think you should be, is a great step to care for self:) so glad the break helped:)


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