The coming of Spring signifies change. Out of the darkness of winter, the light and warmth of the new season stir the soul into action. This is the time to get rid of unwanted items in your life, rearrange what you currently hoard, consider positive additions for your lifestyle, and remove/clean anything in range to prepare for Spring’s rebirth of life.
For me, Spring is the time for a re-evaluation. An attempt at the changing of my mindset to a more positive level. This same feeling of despair to change and create aggressive, positive vibes also occurs to me after New Year’s Eve. ( see this blog’s creation for a prime example back in 2012) This season has this effect on me due to a few life changing events that rest in Spring’s embrace: April 22nd being my sobriety date( this year will be 6 years alcohol/drug-free) and my birthday on May 29th. I do not know exactly why my birthday depresses me so much as of late, but my acting belief is that the stagnant feeling of not moving forward is the root cause. A side note example could also be the enormous buzz about the 39-year-old Boston Marathon winner, more specifically aiming at his age ( yes, I will be 39 this coming May). I realize now that passion alone cannot bring about change. It takes ambition, drive, and a shit load of persistence to keep that creative engine moving.
This article by Tom Monteleone, retrieved from the Cemetery Dance website, is a great read to inspire and evaluate your goals as a writer. His advice about really looking at your time management and how you spend your days struck me as a great way to break down my days to schedule writing time and more of it.
This article is from the CD website as well. A personal favorite of mine, I keep looking back at Wagner’s piece as there is so much information packed into it. I bought almost every recommended book he listed, and many I would never have even known existed. These are the types of inspirational articles and advice I crave so much in my life.
At present, I am in the last week of my Social Media class online at SNHU in which this blog is acting as a piece of the final assignment. I am glad that this class gave me the chance to redesign the blog and to think about ways to stay more active for future posts. I appreciate all the views, feedback, and comments as always. A special thank you for Bracken MacLeod for guest blogging with an awesome post about social media and the writer( and for saying I’m talented too in the re-blog, LOL).
Look for some new posts soon, as I attempt to re-evaluate, attain a more structured schedule, and get back to every day reading to start back up the ‘On Writing Challenge’ to myself perhaps with a more strict deadline.