Blog of a Million Dreams

Sunday, April 28, 2013

April Showers bring May Flowers...

Not a lot of showers this April.

I found myself stashing the portable heater away in the garage.  Because it's supposed to be upwards of 90 degrees in the coming days and it just doesn't make sense to keep it out.

Even though I've cleaned out the garage, I find myself throwing more and more stuff in there.  I don't want a lot of stuff.  But when I get overwhelmed, I like to think that if I buy a new outfit or something for the house, I'll feel better.  It all adds up.

Last year, I watched hours and hours of the show, "Hoarders" for motivation to throw things out.  It worked.  I completely transformed the garage.

Isn't it funny how different people handle stress?

Some people drink.  Some people get confrontational and nasty.  Some people disappear.  And some people (ahem, me) tend to accumulate. 

It sure feels great when I manage to pull through and throw stuff out though.  I've got to stay on top of that.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Writing Again

I've decided to finish the book.

You know, the one I started in 2007.

When I started it, I only had enough for half a I know I can really finish it.

I think that if I write once a day...for the next month, I will be ready to self publish.

The book is about teaching.  I've run the idea by a few friends of mine. One is in educational management and thinks it's a great idea.

The other person I ran my idea by, she used to be an editor for a major publishing house in New York.  At least, I think she was.  I haven't talked with her for a few years.  But, when I ran my idea by her some years ago, she thought the timing for the book was spot on.

I think the timing is even better now.