I don’t really know what to say today. I can’t complain about my progress this week. I’m doing everything I’ve set out to do for my goals–I’ve even added some things I need to make “official” here in my check-in.
I just don’t feel like I’m doing enough. Or something… I guess saying I don’t feel like I’m doing enough isn’t quite true. I know I’m doing plenty, and I really am adding more each day. I’ve been Spring Cleaning the house, removing clothes and stuff we never use and don’t need. I added new words daily to my stories, new photographs…
I’m getting things done.
And I feel… off.
I don’t know what it is; I just know it’s something I’m going to have to deal with. Other times I’ve felt this way, I was overwhelmed with external stressors, and I dropped the things that bring me pleasure, such as writing and art, so that I could deal with Life.
It’s not quite the same this time. I’m just doing my thing. But… I think I know what I need to do. I need to keep doing my thing. I need to keep writing, taking pictures, doodling, reading, etc.. The other times, things smoothed out and got better.
This one should too.
And until then… fake it till I make it, I guess.
Progress, progress… yeah, progress. Every day I hit all my goals in one form or another (I thought I might have missed my photo goal on the 9th, but then I remembered I used my iPhone for some pictures… so yep, took pictures every day). I averaged 843 words a day–though I did pull a huge day of words on Saturday, so the real average is somewhat lower. I’m even starting to dream in story again. 😀
I’m also adding two goals (well, three, but two are similar enough I’ve grouped them together) for future check-ins.
- languages — 10 minutes a day in German and French, because a little bit can go a long way as long as the effort is consistent
- online classes/MOOCs — I’m taking two, and I need to remind myself on occasion that I have homework to get done. Never was very good at getting homework done….
That’s about it. But it’s Spring, and the apples are in bloom. Please enjoy…