If we were having coffee I would tell you that this past week was good. It was exhausting, but it was also good. I am writing more, which I feel really good about. I have noticed that the the drive to write is becoming stronger and I think about it all the time. Things that aren’t going to move my writing forward are slowly becoming less important. Things like Facebook, games on my phone, endless scrolling through Tumblr or Twitter, ect.
Slowly and almost automatically I have begun to maximize the free time I have. Most of the time I put my headphones in and either type away, learn some new math skills, or catch up on current events and take notes. In the evenings I spend as much time as I can with girlfriend. I write while I sit next to her on the couch, when she doesn’t mind that is. I still do go on Tumblr and Twitter everyday, but it with more purpose now, not just mindless scrolling.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that even though I was embarassed to write about it, it felt good to post about my issues around driving. I am trying so hard to get over this fear and yesterday I went to take my permit test and I PASSED! I was so nervous I was shaking the whole time. It turned out to be super easy BUT it still was a big deal for me and I am proud of myself.
Next up is just to practice until I feel comfortable enough to pass the driving test. I have a feeling it is going to take awhile. Besides my fear holding me back there is an issue of time and energy. Chardonnay and I are both working long hours so there isn’t much time to go out and practice. I am thinking about trying to go out for just a little bit every evening, even if it’s just for 30 minutes. It’s better than nothing. Then on the weekends we’ll practice for an hour or two.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that yesterday I bought “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon! I am very excited about this little book and soon I plan to purchase the sequel, “Show Your Work”. I have been wanting to make art and creativity as much a part of my day as writing is now but I just don’t know where to start.
The last time I tried to get do the art thing I failed miserably. I tried to draw things that took too long and I tried to do it when there was nothing but distraction around me. When I try again I will start with simple doodles. That way there isn’t as much pressure to create something perfect everyday. I don’t know how I am fix the issue of distraction yet. I will more than likely be doodling at work and everyone always thinks that is the perfect time to start talking to me. Sigh.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that it was very nice talking to you but, sadly, I have to go. I have a wedding to go to today and more shopping to do and preparations to make. I do hope your week went well too. Please, let me know in the comments. Until next time, good vibes everyone. :)