I’ve only been eeking 100 - 500 words a day, which means I haven’t had much to say about writing because I’m barely doing it. For me, it’s really something I need to practice every day.
I’ve noticed my skills are deteriorating: my sentences on blogs, comments and in emails are getting so downright sloppy that I’m embarrassed, LOL. Next week, from Monday through Friday, Mary Castillo is hosting a Book In A Week. (Okay, it’s not a whole book; it’s however many words are your goal.) I’m hoping that will get me back on track!
In the meantime, I’ve been pursuing avenues to diversify my income (for more financial stability so DH never has to leave again!) and change a lot of things in my life. Y’all know I’ve been wanting to do one thing at a time, and I’ve found a blog I absolutely love the best:
This guy is a real, sincere guy. He’s the real deal. I discovered him through his post on How to Be an Email Ninja. Great advice, loved the article, but then I discovered there were more, even much better ones:
- Peaceful Simplicity: How to Live a Live of Contentment
- Why I Love Being A Dad (okay, not advice, but really sweet)
- 18 Practical Tips for Living the Golden Rule
- Zen Mind: How to Declutter
- A Guide to Escaping Materialism and Finding Happiness
- How To Accept Criticism with Grace and Appreciation
- A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life
- 75 Simple Pleasures to Brighten Your Day
- Slow Down to Enjoy Life
After I’d gone linked here and there, I’ve finally just stopped and started reading his posts in order, from the very beginning of his archives. They’re that good. Once in awhile he repeats himself, but it’s always with a tiny twist that I can actually apply easily to my life today.
And it’s not about changes. It’s more about simplifying, focusing, quieting. Finding time for joy and love and happiness. So that’s my life. I’m a high-stress person by nature and a worrier, so I have to learn how to be low-stress without being stressfully ambitious about it, LOL.