Friday Morning (er, Saturday afternoon?) FYI – 2/9/2018

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

Ass I write this, I realize I’m butting up against overwhelmed-ness. I’m finalizing my novel for querying, working on several other writerly projects, and have a mountain of day job stuff going on. I’ve also signed-on to teach goat yoga (not a typo) on weekends, have to get my condo ready to be rented, and will be doing a ton of submission reading for a writer contest starting soon.

And that’s okay. In fact, it’s kind of awesome. That’s this week’s FYI:

I believe if you don’t go to bed exhausted you’ve wasted some part of your day. Always better to have more to do than less. Leisure time is healthy, of course, but only after accomplishing something. I’m going to accomplish a lot in the next few months. Or fail. Either way, I’ll be able to look back and know I didn’t sit on my hands through any of it. That’s a reward in itself.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 9/23/2016

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI (wow! a week late edition) – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

In addition to day job work and working on a novel and various short stories, I’ve decided to get a yoga trainer certification. Being all healthy and stuff, you know. In outlining a one hour class, I encountered a similar issue to one with which many writers struggle : flow. The beginning of the session is easy to construct, as is the end, but the middle… that friggin’ middle… is tough. Let’s make that this week’s (yes, fine, LAST week’s) FYI:

We all know the phrase “Life imitates art,” but no one ever said “Living life is like making art”. Not that I’ve seen, anyway, but it’s true. Things we do are like other things we do, but more often than not we don’t see the similarities, the connections, the bond. If you do something well, pay attention to what you did and how you did it, and that goes double for something you did poorly. Recognizing those patterns may pay off in another aspect of your life.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 8/5/2016

Welcome to your Friday Morning (yay!) FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

I just signed up for a 200-hour yoga instructor certification course. That’ll add a decent workload to my already-strapped time, most of which is taken with (in no particular order) work+writing+girlfriend+friends. And that’s OK – good, even. That’s brings us to this week’s FYI:

For no discernable reason, James Lipton asking the question, “If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?” popped into my head this morning. My first inclination is to hope God would say, “Nice ink, man.” but in lieu of that, I’d be happy with, “You sure used most of your time.” This must be why I have no patience for people who say they have no time to do what they enjoy.

If you want something, make time for it. Fit it in. Yes, it’s that simple.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}