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Have done a little editing, writing and planning on my own stuff as well as some edits for a buddy, which I've really enjoyed doing.
In my last post, I talked about small wins, so I've been deliberately looking out for them over the last few weeks. Here they are...
- The smell of freshly laundered washing blowing dry on the line.
- A good cup of coffee, a quiet cafe, a pen and my writers notebook.
- Lying in bed till after 8am
- Listening to an audio book and getting the chores done too!
- Losing one and a half pounds at Slimming World
- Gin O' Clock
- Walking briskly through the park
- Discovering new places
- Carrot cake at Tate Modern
- A hot bath with lots of lovely bubbles
In other news, me and hubby took Dear Daughter, to University today, along with the contents of her bedroom! I've lost a daughter and gained a bathroom, someone at work pointed out. It wasn't traumatic for either of us. No wailing, no hanging onto each other, no drama at all, but there were hugs and kisses.
We're both independent, I had to be from an early age, and I wanted her to be able to manage herself, and feel confident. Today reminded me of her first day at school. Gosh! Where have those years gone?
All the other children were clinging onto their mummies in the playground, and there was my DD trotting in without a backward glance. Bold as brass. Off she went to her new adventure. I will admit to having a lump in my throat. There wasn't a phone call from the school for me to come and collect her, she just got on with it. Settled in and made the most of her situation.
It's a massive change for everyone, everything is new and alien to her at the moment, but I'm sure she'll manage once she's found her way around, in fact as I type this, she has probably met her new flat mates, and between them I imagine they've planned a party, or started one! Or at least put the world to rights. A new life begins for her, so it's fitting that I take this opportunity to make a few changes too.
There will be writing, there will be healthy eating, and there will be some new habits, because these are all things I want to do. Blimey, I can do things I want to do now? I can't quite remember life before offspring.
Mid September can be a little odd, neither summer nor autumn. Sandals or boots? Salad or hotpot? We know the darker evenings are just ahead of us, when we'll close the curtains at five o'clock, and put the clocks forward soon, but we're not quite there yet. We're in-between.
The week ahead then?
Well, the Phoenix Writers Subs Club has been out of action July and August, so I'll be breathing new life into it again at the weekend, so I have to prepare. Gather all the latest competition news, and details of any writing opportunities etc. Contact the members and then get myself up and running too.
Today, I've made myself a timetable, and I shall try and fall in with my plans. It's Plan A, but I've also thought about Plan B, because life has a habit of happening and changing the best laid plans doesn't it?
Enjoy the week ahead, and do let me know what you're up to...