Not Sure What

ROW80LogocopyI 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.

ROW80 Check-in

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…

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms


4 responses to “Not Sure What

  1. I hope you get to feeling better; you’re making great progress! Sometimes work/non-work is a really hard thing to balance.


  2. You are a busy gal. I think it’s great that you set goals (and keep them!). 🙂 The apple blossom photo is beautiful. I can almost smell the flowers. 🙂


    • Thanks, Teresa. The keeping goals idea wasn’t mine, it was Kait Nolan’s (founder of the ROW80). But the constant self-evaluation helps. And I’m glad you liked the picture.