November 30th – “Consider your next few moves and don’t worry too much about responding to the events of the day. You have bigger fish to fry.”

Excess of anything can be dangerous.

Too much talking means that I’m not listening.
Too much television means that I’m getting dumb.
Too much working means that I’m not having fun.
Too much jogging means that I’m hurting my knees.
Too much drinking means….well, I think you can fill in the rest here with your own imagination!
And too much relaxing means that I’m not doing anything!

At the moment, I’m too comfortable and that means that I’m not challenging myself. I’ve been comfortable not having to worry about my next steps. I am very lucky to have a partner that makes like easier for me (and not harder! Oh, there were so many of those!).

In the past, having to struggle gave me determination to accomplish great things. It didn’t matter that I didn’t have the resources, support, or experience. I figured it out because failure was not an option.

It’s funny how things work. When I think that the “right” circumstances will make life’s decisions and changes easier, it doesn’t. How often have you heard someone say, “Oh, this isn’t the right time,” or “I don’t have enough XXXX to do this.”

As for me, it seems to be the opposite. I did things when it wasn’t the right time. I lacked the money or know how to take risks, yet I did. Now that I’m comfortable and have much more knowledge of how to reach my desired goals, I’m not doing it!

This blog is fun to write, but I do have bigger fish to try!  I guess it’s time to sleep a little less and get uncomfortable again.

My big picture goal is to do a more serious writing project. To help me improve my writing, I need to read more regularly. That means,

  1. Stop reading junk online!
  2. Determine what type of writing I want to do by reading “good” writing.
  3. Read 2 to 3 books a week.

This is all very subjective and dependent on my personal taste. I’ve asked for book recommendations from friends and have received a few. They haven’t steered me wrong yet, so I’m going to keep going with it.

Tonight’s reading is Peter S. Beagle’s Summerlong. I read Beagle’s The Last Unicorn, so I know this author will not disappoint.

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I do have 2 more books from Jack Kerouac to read, but just finished On the Road this week. I don’t want to overdose on Kerouac. After all, too much Kerouac could be dangerous!

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