Thursday, June 08, 2006

Six Months and Counting

I started this blog in December of 2005 and the initial entry said I'd be "making entries from time to time". Turns out, I've written every day. I've been trying for years to develop this discipline. Through the years I've made regular entries in my personal journal but in looking back, there were gaps and the things I wrote seemed mundane. I tended to repeat myself and I spent a lot of time talking about things I wanted to do and I beat myself up about things I failed to do. But I've learned the clock only moves forward and all the wishes in the world will not turn the second hand...not even one tick.
When I started writing for you, something changed. I found new motivation to put down on paper (or webpage) the things that resonated with me. I found the stories about my past and my view of the world flow almost without effort. I have found that when I'm pressed for time, the words tend to come across thin.
I think traveling has a positive impact on my writing....a change of pace and scenery seems to do wonders for my outlook.
I'm on vacation next week and we plan to go to the beach for a few days. This is the first time in a few years and I look forward to the sound of the surf, the taste of the salt, and the smell of cheap sun tan lotion.
I'm hoping our friends have internet connectivity but if, I'll have to find a "wired" coffee shop or some other place to connect. If for some reason I cannot, I will write each day and publish the stories and pictures when I get home.

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