I did it. I found my way back. Like, in a real way. I keep hearing and reading about doing what we love and loving what we do and you know what? Me, not writing, was kind of like me not thinking about tacos. Only, kinda worse, you know?
Anyway, I’ve found a way to schedule writing and reading and commenting.
I promise it’ll be better than the new Full House or even slicker than those Detroit Lions throwback jerseys, which actually look like a kid just peeled all the Lions stickers off. I’m grateful for a chance to breathe some new life around her.
I’m grateful for the chance to re-engage new friends here and post some long-overdue guests posts and maybe even see some of my old bloggish friends return.
So my weeks will look like this:
Monday: Just me. Writing. Maybe mindfully.
Wednesday: Go Ask Daddy returns, at a new time.
Thursday: Guest posts. I have a ton!
Friday: Gratitude and shit. I’m kidding. Just gratitude.
Saturday-Sunday: Weekend Reads. I have a lot saved up too.
And, it’s Friday, so how’s about stuff I’m grateful for?
1-Dreams. Even better: plans. I’m using the app Todoist. If you don’t get to everything on your to-do list, it’ll reschedule where it sees fit. Can it also match my socks?
2-Conversations with Hayden in the morning. Just three weeks after ACL surgery, the kid is off crutches. She’ll walk to the table to sign her letter of intent next Thursday.
3-My ability to donate double red blood cells. They’re able to give my blood donation to babies and cancer patients. So worth it in exchange for Oreos any Coke in tiny cans.
4-Mantras. “Do your best, release the rest,” is a good one. “Don’t wait for brunch, it’s Capn Crunch” is another winner.
5-Easy nights to actually rest. There haven’t been many. I haven’t enjoyed them fully. When I get another one, in 2019 or 2020, I promise to enjoy every moment.
6-Meditation. It has saved my life. No exaggeration. Without a still mind, I’m not sure how I could have navigated this life. Challenges can take your breath away.
7-Crowded coffee shops that turn into hour-long conversations at a table in the sun. Sometimes not getting the seat you want puts you in a better place.
8-Positive mindsets. It’s not always. Sometimes, it’s not often. But then there are moments its emerges from junk. And it feels more like default than an effort.
9-That feeling when you sort shit out before your day. Again, not always. Not often, in fact. But when you do, you feel Captain AF.
10-Lightness. Air. Humanity. Compassion. Sometimes they feel like they’ve been furloughed. But they’re there. Working. Usually without pay. Four horsemen of Zen.