Saturday, January 9, 2010

I really got into the writing this morning.  It felt good to get some words on paper.  Time to run some errands and do some household chores, but then will hit it again this afternoon. 

Friday, January 8, 2010

Here it is Friday night.  I have had a very busy week.  The cold and the rain have seeped into my joints.  I have a few moments for reflection.

I have a ton of free time this weekend which I plan to put to good use.  The Christmas decorations need to come down and some household chores, but I will write this weekend.  Things have settled down with the family issues.  The holidays are over.  I feel more in control of my finances.  It is time to get to work.

I am picking up my story with my obsterics rotation and moving on to the neonatal ICU.  This is followed by an emotionally difficult set of scenes dealing with my marriage and depression.  A few notes about family medicine and a couple of psychiatry stories.  I think I can accomplish this in the next few weeks.  I will use this forum to get my head pointed in the right direction. And hopefully this time I won't be betrayed by "the pinky finger."

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year

I recently returned from a visit with a friend.  It was cold and damp and we spent quit a bit of time indoors.  I found time to contemplate all the events of the last year and consider the beginning of a new one.  I have set some goals and resolve to make them happen.  I realized I am spending too much time "surfing the web", and I need to start writing, start exercising and get out and meet people.  This isolationism isn't good for me.

As far as my book goes, I received a kind rejection letter from an agent I met last summer.  I think I will keep it.  She gave me hope and I value her opinion.  I will do the edits sometime this weekend and send out a couple of queies and get it ready to submit to the PWNA writing contest.  I am starting to look at self-publishing. 

I will be spending more time writing.  I will make time on my days off to write.  I want to have the memior ready for the contest as well, so I am going to use my time more wisely.

I want to be able to hike the Lake Ozette trail by June 21st.  It is six miles round trip.  I can do three now, but I do need to get back at the end of the day.

I need to think about my business.  Expenses are up and patient visits have been down.  I have been worried about money and that has been sapping my energies.  Some of my worries are going away this week, but I need to work on living more frugally, so that I can do the things which bring me pleasure instead of denying myself.

It seems like a big list but it is do-able.  I will have to push myself out of this funk.  It is a new year with new possibilities.  The biggest thing I have learned this last year is that I am content to be alone.  I don't need someone in my life to make me happy.  I have interests and goals, and I need to put them before anything else.