When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Today starts the National Novel Writing Month, and I have just started to write my novel. Maybe I’ll actually end of writing more now than I have in the past two months (sorry about that). The goal is to write 1667 words each day, on average. This will allow me to hit the 50,000 word goal by Nov. 30. Hopefully I can do it, and hopefully something good will come out of this exercise.
The last two classes I am taking to complete my master’s programs are a bit of a handful. Why did I think it was a good idea to take two capstone classes at the same time? Hopefully I can keep up with all the work at work on this novel. I’ll probably start coming back to this blog in December, unless I need some motivation about my novel. I’m already two-thirds of the way through with on class, and 1/2 through the other. The end is definitely in sight. Come the middle of December I will have an M.S. in Public Relations (whoo-hoo!). See you in the Christmas season
Today was a hard day to search for what I was grateful for; what occurred at the Navy Yard in Washington DC makes me want to hide under a rock – how could something this atrocious happen time and time again? This type of event is what makes people lose faith in humanity, and this 21 Day Gratitude Challenge is supposed to do the opposite – make me gain faith in humanity and to always look on the positive.
I am grateful that the lives of my friends and acquaintances that work at the Navy Yard were saved today, but I am sad that others were injured and killed. I don’t feel the previous sentence really lives up to what the challenge is all about so I am using one of my two previously written “grateful” posts from early in 2013.
Since today is my grandmother’s 87th birthday – I would like to show my gratitude to her, though she’ll probably never read this post (she may even ask what is a blog).
Though I don’t have the opportunity to see her as much as I like, it is never a dull moment with her when I am able to. She’s a riot and I am so happy that I call her my grandmother. I know that my sisters and cousins feel the same way. She always has a positive attitude when anything is thrown her way. When I’m her age I hope to be as full of life as she is.
Happy Birthday Grandma!
Today, I am grateful for solitude. While it is always nice to have the opportunity to spend time with friends and loved ones, we all need to be able to find some quiet “me” time. The day started off with me sleeping for <inhale of breath> 15 hours <exhale breath>. I took two hours to practice the piano and do some of my much neglected laundry. It was really nice just to focus on myself, and of course to wear my pj’s longer than I usually do. I am just happy that I have the opportunity to do stuff like this for myself. I hope everyone else enjoyed their Saturday
Today I am grateful that I can still learn something new. I just picked up my first piano book and I am learning how to play. I am happy that my boyfriend’s mother, who is a piano teacher, is taking time to teach me. I’m already halfway through the book (so thank you to my violin instructors that taught me how to read notes). The bass clef has been a bit confusing, and using both my hands to play as well. Here’s to continually learning something new!
At first it was hard to figure out what to be thankful for today. The day started hot and muggy, just like any normal summer around Washington, DC, but around 4 pm, the skies opened up and it started to pour! We haven’t had a really good rain in awhile – so it was very much needed. It even made my boyfriend happy; he was disappointed that this summer didn’t yield any good thunderstorms – but today he definitely got one.
Maybe the rain will help my okra plant that was recently destroyed by deer breaking into my family garden..