If you know me at all, you know there’s nothing I like better than a schedule.
So from now on, Wednesdays posts will be writing focused. I am lucky enough to have a job that allows me time in the mornings to work on my own projects, and I am going to keep myself accountable and on top of my work (instead of online shopping for the 3rd time this morning) by reporting back here.
That said, where am I now? I’ve just finished the first draft of a pilot, which of course now means my head is absolutely flooded with ideas for completely unrelated projects. I’m telling myself that I have to get through the next draft of the pilot before I’m allowed to touch any of those ideas but they’re just…so…tempting… *sigh* maybe just one little outline? NO! Focus!
On that note, more updates soon. But for now, this script won’t edit itself (sadly).
Back in high school, in a drama class assignment, we had to memorize and present a comedic monologue. A friend of mine chose one about a woman trying to get her life together by exercising more. The one line I’ll never forget is when she said that her attempt at running left her “in a ditch, coughing out my kidney”. It’s been years, and this line is still pretty damn relatable.
So with that in mind, why do I bother running? Surely there’s something else I could be doing instead? Something that doesn’t make me contemplate every choice I have ever made in life and wonder how those choices got me to this point, huffing and puffing in drizzly, early-morning near-freezing temperatures. Nodding and smiling at my neighbours like “this is fine, please don’t call the paramedics, my face is always this red”.
The reason is this: over the summer, in a fit of overconfidence in my own ability, I signed up to run a 5K this coming spring. That may not sound like much to people who run regularly, but I’ve never run consistently outside of gym class. I alternate between thinking that the distance is “nothing at all, no sweat, it’s fine”, and “oh no what have I done?”.
The run is far away enough that I have enough time to train myself. This is all going to seem so funny by this time next year, when I’ve signed up for a 10K or something equally out of character. For now, I do have some stuff to look forward to, beyond the athletic achievement of it all. A friend of mine is coming with me to cheer me on, and we’re even making a little trip out of it!
It’s not the writing itself that’s got me scared. That part is fine.
It’s remembering to update this semi-regularly. I’ve started and abandoned blogs before, so I’m hoping by putting this out there I’ll keep myself accountable (watch me abandon this in 2 weeks HA)
But in the meantime, speaking of scary, Happy Halloween! I love a good holiday, and any opportunity to dress up!
Honestly, I don’t love the scary side of this particular holiday. Like you will NEVER see me at any of the haunted maze things. I’m more into the cutesy-spooky side, and I love the opportunity to dress up. This tendency is only going to get worse since I’ve recently discovered a love of making my own costumes, like my Rey costume from this past weekend:
But that’s a topic for another post!
In the meantime, welcome readers! The last time I had a blog (well…a blog I updated more than twice that is) was so long ago, I’ve kind of forgotten how all this webpage format stuff goes. So if something looks a little off, it may take some time, but it’ll get fixed! Don’t judge me!