I took the day off yesterday. My car was in the shop. The repairs were out of my control. It’s difficult for me to let go, to stop everything, to just…stop. I knew I needed to take an afternoon to goof off, to reboot, but doing nothing usually makes me feel guilty. One of the things I’ve learned from reading Julia Cameron‘s books is about planning Artist’s Dates. Since I started reading her books, each week I plan a date with myself, by myself. It’s impossible to keep giving when your cup is empty. Artist’s Dates are about scheduling time for fun without the guilt.
I’ve been wanting to schedule a campy vampire movie watching day for a long time. Since I didn’t have access to my car, yesterday seemed like an excellent choice for it. By the way, if you’re ever in the mood for a feel-good, campy vampire flick, I highly recommend the 1995 vampire film Blood and Donuts. It’s not a scary movie or a horror flick, but this movie does prove that Canadian vampires are far more friendly than their counterparts in the United States or Europe. That doesn’t surprise me. “How’s she going, eh?” LOL If you can’t find this movie elsewhere, check YouTube.
Once I got my car back, kiddo went on an outing for school supplies: folders, notebooks, etc. I actually like looking through all the new stationery items and whatnot. It’s a great time of year to stock up on writing supplies. YAY!!! I’ve been writing, not vast amounts of words, but by committing myself to one new sentence per day on my WIP, I’m writing at LEAST that amount, and I’m writing every day. That better progress than before!
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Your tone sounds more upbeat than it has lately. I feel like maybe you’re getting back into the groove. Keep doing what you’re doing, and I think you’ll be back on track with a lot of things.
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Thanks, Lauralynn! I had a GREAT writing morning…and then I got a flat tire this afternoon. At this point, I can’t even be depressed about it. This is just how my luck is. LOL
I think I’ve seen that – the name is familiar!
Yes! campy/resty/relaxy days are so more important than I used to think. I;ve tried really hard since hubby got on at AHI to take at least one of the weekend days off (as off as it gets, I mean we still have to cook and do dishes and that crap – this is an argument I have with some other family members) and just do something fun and it has really made a huge difference in my stress levels. I’m glad to see it is working for you too 🙂 I admit I still feel a pinch guilty though, so I haven;t worked past that yet, but one step at a time!
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