by jacob | Dec 6, 2021 | Chit Chat
It is at times like this, laying in my bed at ten minutes till midnight, that I find myself thinking about all the writing I haven’t done in months. Where did my drive go? What happened to the overly motivated writer pushing out content left and right? The truth of it is something I can’t put into words the answers.
Life has, for a lack of a better way of saying it, been a nightmare these past few months. I find myself constantly playing the past over and over in my head that it eventually meshed with the present. Once that happened, I no longer knew my right from my left, which way was up, which way was down – you get the idea. And like a played-out cliche, I think about how I could do better starting on Monday.
It’s never that simple, though, is it?
It’s never that simple because life is all about repetition no matter if you like to change things up often. And whether you want to admit it or not, we are in some ways creatures of habit. We must be if we’re going to accomplish anything, like, I don’t know, say….writing. Never mind all the other intricacies that go with being a writer and what a writer must do to be a better writer. But it’s all about creating and maintaining the writing habit. And the greatest thing about that is if we ever need to step away for a while, we have the tools to get back into the habit of writing, discovering, and learning.
So, here’s to starting over on Monday.
by jacob | May 18, 2020 | Chit Chat
Should we fear the beast or should the beast fear us?
Hello! Hola! Kon’nichiwa! Bonjour!
Why do we fear Mondays? What is it about this Gregorian calendar day of the week that instills so much dread in us? Well, if you really do fear this precarious day of the week, it’s actually a phobia. And it’s called “lunaediesophobia.” Simply put, it is the “abnormal fear or extreme dislike of Mondays. The correct term for describing people who hate Mondays is lunaediesophobia.”
For me, it’s only a slight nuisance sometimes as I most often look forward to the start of the new week.
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That’s right! I’m a weirdo!
Let’s summarize my Monday:
- First woke up to a wonderful email from one of my marketing clients paying TWO FULL MONTHS of marketing fees up-front rather than the usual month-to-month
- My driver-side brake light was out (notified by a lovely elderly woman) and replaced for free by a technician at the car wash where all this happened
- Finally fit Converse shoes (and her first shoes ever) on to my daughters tiny adorable feet
Furthermore, I’ve managed to put together a few ideas for new young reader and children’s book projects.
Lastly, I received a new marketing lead from a close friend which I will now be meeting with on Wednesday morning.
Suffice to say, this week started out pretty damn good.
Let’s hope the rest of this week continues to be as wonderful as today.