Some mornings start with a flourish. Some are like a flat sparkly drink left on the counter overnight – flat, without fizz or sparkle. I used to think that difference correlated to the amount of sleep I’d had the night before.
That’s a simple answer, but I think there is more to it; some days, I am exhausted, sleep deprived and still leap out of bed to re-board the project rollercoaster. Conversely, some days I am well-rested and still want to lay in bed to read, doze, or click away channel surfing in 9-minute intervals before an alarm goes off again.
It’s that we get up or even that we leap, but there is something we strongly desire to do today.
If I don’t immediately leap out of bed to do it, I prefer to get up anyway, and then figure it out along the way.
Hi Mark! This column reminded me that writing is not always easy. Was there a person in your life who sparked your creative journey? There was a teacher in my past who taught me how to take the words from my head and transfer them to the page. I pay tribute to him in my latest blog post: https://jmaydaze.com/2022/09/09/the-art-of-fine-writing/ Thanks for your words. I read them every day, JM, Seattle, WA