Once my feet hit the floor I started the day with a new perspective and a few declarations: I won’t let the past ruin a new day. I won’t beat myself up too bad for being human. I won’t let other people’s poor choices or planning dictate how my day will go. I will enjoy every day. I will love my family and friends. I will choose to smile and give all my cares to God…His shoulders are bigger! Thank goodness!
I met with my new writing partner, Aimee yesterday evening. The original plan was to cop-a-squat at the park but the rain altered the plans, I think it worked out just as well though. We enjoyed a fancy dinner at McDonald’s with our girls and then they disappeared to the play land, only to be seen for a refill of fluids. We worked for over two hours – swapping chapters, discussing areas we were wrestling with and our future as “authors” versus writers. It was a GREAT and productive afternoon!
With the homework done, bellies full and it nearly bed time we snuggled in to our jammies, enjoyed a little time together looking at “Writer’s” apparel. I had this brainstorm yesterday while at school. I emailed my parents during lunch and requested a “I’d rather be writing!” t-shirt or tank to wear secretly under my school clothes. (not a secret anymore) By the time I arrived home from school, met with Aimee and logged into my email to respond to emails and blogs – my parents had found a couple sites.
Oh my goodness – the clothing with writing sayings were fabulous! My favorite site was http://www.cafepress.com You can search their products by interest, so I typed in “writer” and oh my!! It was fabulous! We spent nearly an hour looking at all the different sayings and items. I started to compile a list of my favorites, lol. There was one “I’m writing…go ask your father” – my daughter laughed so hard and said she was getting me that one for my birthday this summer. They had the “I’d rather be writing!” logo that started this trek. Another one “When I’m writing, I know I’m doing the thing I was born to do” quoted from Logan Pearsall Smith. One of the last items we looked at before going to bed, a writer’s prayer tile coaster with a beautiful acronym for writer that details the joy in writing through and with God’s help.
I’m off to school. I’m blessed…I truly LOVE my job! I spend my days working with children and preparing them for the next grade and life while secretly writing the next chapter of my book in my head while walking in the halls! Life is good…thank goodness I have more good days than bad! Have a great day everyone!