I got some work done on my book yesterday. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t been feeling so hot (probably just a Cold), or because I put that damn counter on my Goals page, but whatever it is I’ve been having this feeling of urgency.

I’m more aware that my time is limited. I’m not trying to be melodramatic here. And I most certainly am not having a pity party. I’m just facing the obvious. I’m not fearful, just determined.

Now, I’m guessing I have many years before the old bucket gets kicked because my leukemia is still under control. Well, maybe control isn’t the right word, but Leuk is not very strong with me yet. The plain truth is everyone is terminal whether they’re healthy or not.

So, whatever it is, leukemia, a Cold, or just that counter, I’m glad for the motivation. It seems to be getting me off my butt finally. Well, actually I sit on my butt when I write, but you get my meaning.

I know I’ve said it before, but I truly hope you are pushing forward with whatever goals lie within your abilities. As long as you are breathing you still have time to achieve something. It doesn’t have to be anything big. If all you can muster is finally telling a family member that certain thing you’ve always wanted to say then do it. Come to think of it, that might just be one of the most important goals of all.

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Remember those posts I did about my “Occult fracture” and the “MRI”? Well, I haven’t yet mentioned the results. It was nothing as heal-able as a fracture. It wasn’t a fracture at all. I have arthritis in my hip.

What the heck? (Better known as WTF.) That’s supposed to be an old people’s disease. It’s really not all that bad and the pain comes and goes. On bad days it makes me limp a little and on good days I don’t feel it at all. In fact I have nothing to complain about really. It’s fairly mild.

But, geez. One more thing? Holy crap.

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Well it’s Wednesday – “hump day” as we call it here. No, it’s because it’s in the middle of the week, now get your mind out of the gutter.

It’s a beautiful sunny day, albeit 30 degrees with snow on the ground. I’m up and writing and feeling pretty good. A little light headed today but what else is new? Not going to let it stop me.

I’m still working on that third blog. It is going to be a commercial site (meaning it will have ads) and have to do with helping married couples rekindle their relationships. But there is still much designing to do and a whole lot of writing before it can go online.

I drove my wife to work this morning. I always feel a little guilty sending her off when I am retired but she’s a trooper. I still keep the “gratefulness coin” in my pocket that I mentioned in a previous blog post and she is one of the main things I think of when I touch it.

Anyway, wish me luck. It’s day 4 of 2017 so I’ve got 361 days to complete my goals. That sounds like a lot but it ain’t. At my age a year seems to fly by.

Good luck with your goals for 2017.

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Sunrise photo

Good Morning.

I got up early this morning and started on the new plan (see yesterday’s goals). Hopefully I’ll keep going.

Today I finish up processing photos for a past job I shot. And then get to work on building the new blog site. And then, finally, get back to that horrid novel. I say horrid not because it is a bad book (well we’ll see what the readers think!), but because it’s becoming a pain to write.

It’s not that I don’t like writing, I do. But writing is a lot of work, especially a full blown story. The beginning is always easy, it’s the middle that kills you. I’m past that stage now and have the beginning, middle, and end done. Now comes the tedious part: the second draft.

Yesterday I got hit with tiredness and nausea so I had to hit the sack for most of the day – a bit of a frustration. But so far so good today.

Here’s wishing you all success in this new year. Whether you are still walking around like me or stuck in bed, try to find hope in new goals for yourself.

Godspeed.

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