Took the day off from doing work and instead “visited” with other people. I find it fascinating the stories others share/tell, the memories they can recall. It reminds me how all our lives are different. At the end of our time together, one person in the group apologized for the storytelling (because I wasn’t involved in any of the stories and really didn’t know anyone who was in the stories). No need for apologies. It’s kind of meditation for me. I can listen with zero judgment; have no thoughts in my mind besides picturing what they’re describing.
A couple days ago I shared the new cover for “The Resistance”, a short story I wrote in January that is available at Amazon and is listed in Kindle Unlimited. Today I’m sharing the new cover for “Reality?” which is also now available on Amazon and is listed in Kindle Unlimited.
I have one more completed novel to do rewrites/edits on, then it’s back to finishing the projects that have been started and starting new projects. Creating my own deadlines is a double-edged sword: I LOVE having control over what I do, but I struggle sometimes with the joy of creating. It’s a dance of how much to push myself, how much to back off, how much to devote to each step, how to complete each step knowing there are myriad steps that come after…and if I let myself dwell on “does it matter”, I can get lost.
May we be kind and loving to ourselves by listening to what we need. May we learn from others by listening to their experiences. May we take control of what we can and find a way to make peace with what is not in our control.