I tend to dawdle some mornings. I like the mornings when I’ve written my post the previous afternoon, scheduled it for a 3 am posting (no, I’m not up at 3 am…well sometimes, I am.) and it magically appears in its published form when I turn on the computer. In fact the 3 am days are some of the most dawdly…is that a word? Well it is today.
When I first started writing BCDC, I had no idea I could schedule my posts. Once again, I have to thank my sweet friend Kristen from verbs and vignettes for teaching me about that. It’s come in really handy many times when there’s been something I have to do early in the morning and won’t be able to post. It’s especially helpful when we’re traveling. We need to get on the road early and if I’ve handled my post the previous evening, I’m set and we can get on our way.
It’s helpful when I have an amazing idea for a post and don’t want to wait. I can write it up then and there and I lose none of my spontaneity. Of course, how many times does THAT actually happen?!? Sometimes…I won’t be too hard on myself, it happens sometimes. Not often enough.
I want the things that I write here to be clever and insightful. Yes, I started out wanting this to be a healthy living blog, talking about food choices, my adventures as a Weight Watchers Lifetime Member working to stay below goal and showing pretty pictures of what I eat. As time goes on, I realize that my food’s not all that pretty in spite of my efforts. I long for the time when we’ll be in our house in New Mexico and I can actually do pretty photos of pretty food because I’ll have room for it, not just the tiny corner of my kitchen counter as it has to be right now. But I’ll get there, I have faith, and when I do get there I’ll dazzle you with my culinary brilliance.
In the meantime, I struggle with many things. Although I do amaze myself that I have been writing BCDC for over 2 years now, rarely missing a day, I wonder if my efforts are worth it. I know I have many loyal readers and I can’t show you my appreciation in enough ways. I can’t believe how many of you read and comment each day. You are a gift to me. I also appreciate the support of so many friends and family.
I have to equate it to when I was a Weight Watchers leader. On average I lead 4 meetings a week in the evening after working a full-time job each day. I would pick up extra classes from time to time when other leaders asked me to sub for them. At one point, I was doing 5 classes at night and a Saturday morning class. It was hard but I loved it. I’ve mentioned before I how much I miss leading the meetings.
My point here is that I approached my meetings as if I was a stand up comedian. I felt I was there to entertain while throwing in some very important information. One time someone I went to college with asked how I thought I was putting my Speech and Theatre degree to use in my everyday life. Without hesitation, I stated that I did it every night in my meetings.
But the thing is that although I was following a set topic and doing basically the same lecture each meeting, some nights I was on and sometimes I wasn’t. I initially would wait for people to laugh in the places where they had laughed the night before. Many times, the laugh wouldn’t come. So I learned to just plunge ahead to the next opportunity.
In blogging and in life, you never know what’s going to work. Some days I feel that I’m rambling incoherently in my posts and sometimes those are the ones that grab your attention the most. This is not a shameless attempt to grab your attention, just an honest attempt to share my feelings.
I think what I’m trying to say is that I appreciate you reading and I will keep writing. Again, amazing myself that I not only do this every day, but I actually Get to do it!
Happy Thursday! It’s windy out, but it’s sunny…I’ll focus on the Sunny!!