People: Friendships of a lifetime. Spent the weekend with friends and their families. We’ve been friends for 30 years now. Gone through it all. High school. First loves. Marriage. Kids. We know all there is to know about one another. We can say a word with no explanation needed and know exactly what was meant with decades behind us. Do you have friends like that? They’re good to travel through life with.
Passion: To get my middle grade novel published while my son still has an interest in it. It’s sitting there all pretty and ready to be published. This publishing business is all hurry up and wait. And you better be passionately working on something else while you do or it eats you up inside.
Places: Albany, New York. Traveled there this past weekend to visit old friends. My old haunting ground where I grew up. My parents moved to North Carolina ten years ago and left me with a sad ache of never being able to go “home” again. Missed turning into that driveway with warmth to welcome me and sit down catch-up chats and mom’s meals and flying out the door to see old friends. The ache of my old homestead is finally fading. I can go back now and enjoy dear friends who were part of my past and now travel with me into the future. And it’s good enough.
Pain: Being out of routine! I’m yearning for summer to end and school to start so I can be back on a regimented writing routine. Going away this week threw me off. My motivation fell out the window on the way home. It’s squashed on the New York State Thruway like September apples. My long to-do list with deadlines looming are spinning chaotically around me. Need a 4AM wake up call and another cup of coffee to tackle it all. And time. Lots of time.
What are your people, passion, places, and pain this week? I hope more passion than pain!