Here’s the skinny –
The kiddos are out of the house and the overall tempo of things has dropped to a beautiful low. I’m 23 days in on consecutive writing and the writing group helps a lot to that end. It’s good to collaborate with others regardless of what your endeavor is (writing, film making, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, overall design). The point is that I’m closing in on my goal. That’s a wonderful feeling. I was just talking with my brother last night and we were both getting pretty excited about our goals. Mine is to outline a long piece of fiction, his is to run a marathon. Each goal carries it’s own respective degree of training and commitment. It’s funny, it’s not until after things are completed that we find out whether or not we truly “wanted” something.
We always talk about how we want to do this or want to do that, but whether or not we truly want something isn’t proven until task has finished. In other words, you can talk about running a marathon all day long, but at the end of the day, did you or did you not run the damn thing?
On another note, there’s a sticker on my coffee cup that reads: 好好活著，因為你要死很久 (Make the most of life, because you’ll be dead a long time). Things like that always tend to put it all into perspective.
Keep it up, folks. Pain or pleasure, keep moving.