Tag: 2014

The Momentum of Spring

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Unless something truly freaky happens in the very near future, spring has finally arrived on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The slight sunburn on my right side is evidence that the sun is shining out as strong as ever. So now that we’re all shaking off the effects of hibernation and getting to feel the soil under our feet again except for snow – what’s next?

I’m not a small person in terms of how tall I am and how much I weigh. Large objects can be difficult to get moving, but once motion has begun it’s just as hard to stop. So it feels in my life currently. I have activities I want to pick up or resume, but I’m finding it difficult, especially first thing in the morning, to get myself moving. On the other hand, things are in motion that I am either unable or disinclined to stop. I won’t go into laborious detail at this time – personal stuff is what I have a Tumblr for, and some things simply need to be kept under wraps. But I do feel like I have some good forward momentum going, for the first time in a long time.

Change is never easy. We get comfortable. We nestle ourselves into a place that feels like we belong, It feels good to have stability, predictability, safety – to know that tomorrow will, in most ways, be a continuation of today.

The paradoxical thing is, change is healthy. We all go through it, sometimes from one day to the next, and it helps us grow. Change is always happening, whether we want it to or not, Adapting to change is a necessary life skill, and making change happen is one of the most empowering things we can do.

There’s a lot more I’d like to say on the subject. I simply can’t. In some cases, I don’t want to put carts before horses; in others, there’s too much uncertainty to weigh in. The bottom line is, there is momentum happening, and with spring arriving, it’s only going to increase.

Personally, I can’t wait.

New Year’s Changes

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You may have noticed that I haven’t posted lists of resolutions or any of the other traditional things that ring in the new year. You may have also noticed that I’m having a bit of a struggle maintaining the old schedule I used to have of what gets posted when. There are reasons for both of these occurrences.

I don’t do resolutions. Any time I’ve tried to make a concrete resolution, I’ve fallen short of the goal. As it is, I’m struggling to regain healthy habits I’d tried to establish last year. I will need to realign over the next few days even if it means going to bed earlier in the evening which will require me precluding myself from fun activities and time with friends. I do have long-term goals for the year ahead, but they’re not resolutions. They’re goals. It might be semantically splitting hairs, but I feel there’s a distinct difference between the two. Either way, the goals I have in mind will change my life, hopefully for the better in the long run.

As for the blog, it’s going through some changes as well. I’m going to shift the reviews to Friday of every week, and do my Writer Report on Wednesday. This is another move aimed at long-term goals. I have some ideas for the year ahead and while I don’t know if they’ll go anywhere, it’s still worthwhile to shake things up now and again. I’m also thinking of revising the blog with a new theme. Change is good, and the blog has remained somewhat unchanged for a long time.

So stay tuned! There are good things ahead. At least, I’d like to think so.

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