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!