I’m all about creating “found time” these days.
One way I do this is by padding my schedule with extra drive time so I can slow down and not be affected by traffic. If it takes twenty minutes to get where I’m going, I give myself thirty or forty. Now, if I catch every light red, or get stuck behind a slow poke, there’s no anxiety.
If it takes me an hour to get ready, I give myself an hour and a half. This allows time to deal with a mascara emergency, or a wardrobe malfunction.
I’ve examined all areas of my life where I can add a few extra minutes here or there to all my tasks, and it’s like magic. I don’t rush and I don’t worry or fret. And I still get everything done.
Now I have pockets of extra minutes in my day to think, to daydream, to puzzle things out…to let my mind relax–which is a sure way to cultivate creativity!
This week marks my one-year anniversary with WordPress. As with most things these days, time has flown by and I can hardly believe I’ve been blogging for a year already!
During the past few months, I’ve also been writing my next book and therefore don’t post here as often as I had hoped.
So…..I think it might be time for a little change, a little shake up, which my mom would tell you never hurt anyone.
Instead of limiting my written posts strictly to overheard conversations, I will begin sprinkling in other ideas, musings and stories as they come to me. This will hopefully lead to an increase in the number of posts I make and widen my audience.
Everyone I’ve met and talked with through this blog has been so nice and supportive, and I’d really like more of that 🙂
I’ll have to give some thought to whether or not I’ll change the name of my blog, but for now I’ll leave it alone.
See you soon.