The plan was to sleep in this morning. My last Saturday before returning to school. I know I could use the rest before school starts back up but that’s not going to happen. Of course waking up early gives me a little quiet time to reflect on the day, and listen to the rain outside. I do enjoy a good morning rain. Plus my lawn could use it.
Awoke to the rain,
beating hard on the windows.
alarm clock pointless,
droplets of music playing,
nature’s morning wakeup song.
Day 3 of waking up again and actually opening up my laptop and writing. Working on a couple of sonnets but the words to finish each one elude me. I can pull a haiku out, but that’s about it for right now. I also need to start working on my book again. But for now I shall continue with this morning ritual in the hopes of developing some good habits.
Early morning thoughts,
elusive and fast fleeting,
a blank slate remains.
I went back and looked at my stats and I must say it was depressing. I’ve had a significant decline in writing since 2011. As a matter of fact this is the first time I’ve even written anything on my blog this year. The last time I did any significant amount of writing was when I was using Scrivener last year in my attempt to put together a book. And when I was writing in my Journal. I wasn’t writing on here, but at least I was writing. Those, however, both stopped. I’m up early this Saturday morning to reflect on my future when it comes to writing. Spring Break has just started, and now with some time off, I’m focused on writing again. Whether it be here on my blog, on Scrivener, or in my Journal, I just want to start writing again.
I have also gone back to listening to my audio books (motivational, self-help, etc.) while driving back and forth to work. I’ve only been doing it for a few days and here I am writing again. I’ve also had a more positive attitude at work and overall. I realize I’ve wasted quite a bit of valuable time, and I’m trying to make a change. I’m determined to make it stick, and part of that is getting up earlier every morning to write on here, my Journal, or in Scrivener. Actually feels good writing this down today, even if it’s just some minor reflections on my present state. It’s a start.
Something soothing about getting up early in the morning for a fresh cup of coffee. Still dark and cool outside. The rest of the house is dead silent, save the hum of the refrigerator. I haven’t been up this early in quite a while. Up this morning at 4:30. It’s only 30 minutes prior to my usual wake up time, but the extra 30 minutes gives me a little time to reflect on my upcoming day, and to spend a little time writing. I’ve found that as well intentioned as I may be, writing in the afternoon just doesn’t work with me. After work, it’s family time. Once family time is over, I’m too tired to think about writing. I’ve come to abhor going into my home office and using my desktop, so this new laptop is a welcome addition. I’m no longer confined to my home office. So I’m hopeful this will become a habit, and I can continue to wake up every morning a little earlier so I can spend time writing.