#MicroblogMonday: Making Use of Solo Time.


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This weekend Jeff kicked off what is going to amount to about three straight weeks of travel for work – with a couple solo weekend trips planned in between.

His travel both complicates and simplifies life. The complications are fairly obvious – I’m responsible for all the home chores and errand running and schedule-keeping, and fitting in my own few needs – really just workouts and work – is harder. Plus, I miss him. My days end up being a lot of actual chores, and I don’t spend a lot of time unwinding.

But it’s also more streamlined. I don’t really need to make dinner, for example – cheese and crackers for me and pasta for Owen works just fine. The early mornings are freer, because I need to be home until we got to camp – so I can catch up on sleep or hang out with the kittens or fold laundry or unload the dishes.

Or write.

I haven’t been writing. I had this great idea for a project, then got caught up in training and work and general Life Tetris… and I keep putting off writing until I have some more time.

I don’t know if I will ever have some more time.

And my personal writing process is just BETTER when I am writing daily; it’s cleaner and flows more easily.

And since my days will be filled with a lot of chores, I need to make sure I take time for myself.

So as of today, Monday, July 10, I hereby commit to a daily practice of writing;  comprised of daily blog posts during the week and notebook/project writing on weekends.

I hope you’ll join me.


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3 Responses to #MicroblogMonday: Making Use of Solo Time.

  1. Circle of Daydreams says:

    Getting in to the rhythm of things usually makes them so much easier to find time for once you get going. Good luck with the writing!!

  2. “Life Tetris” – I absolutely love that! (the expression, not actual Life Tetris. Although I do love Tetris, a bit).

  3. I need to do this! It’s so funny that our self-care things, seem to be the ones that take the back burner when life gets busy. I play violin, and I write, and both seem to be the things I am least likely to fit in when I’m really busy.

    I am going to do my best to join you!

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