Waiting for the curve ball


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A couple of days into my ninth month of daily blogging — almost three-quarters of the year behind us — and I’m drawing another blank.  I can’t blame it on yogi brain, or lack of material.  I simply feel like I’m in a place where I’ve worked through so many curve balls that I know I’m my own worst enemy, I need to take more chances, make smarter choices, be present Today (while still holding onto the promises of Someday), avoid making assumptions or pinky promises that cannot be kept, etc.  Perhaps it’s time I start tossing in a book review occasionally (speaking of which, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is a fabulous read, as well as Snowbound by Blake Crouch).  Or I suppose I only need to give it another day or two and life will toss in a different curve ball.  No doubt I’ll have something new to work through and more blogs to write.

What do you do with life’s curve balls?

Drawing a blank

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Every writer I know has trouble writing. ~ Joseph Heller

Last night I went to bed with a migraine headache.  Although I woke up pain-free this morning, I also possessed zero ideas to ramble about.  It could be my brain just hasn’t fully woken up, yet.  Or perhaps it is not so much a dried-up well of creative juices, as it is a blockage — so many thoughts that have become stopped up.  Maybe it has to do with my lack of time at the gym while my ankle continues healing.  All I know is, I am not alone.  Maybe you’re a runner and have simply lost your inspiration for the sport. Or once-upon-a-time you planned to sing or dance, travel or fill in the blank but you lost your vision.  If I could write out a prescription for my complaint, I would order some non-weight-bearing cardio to work up a good sweat in order to dislodge the damn of ideas.  And then I’d throw in a trip to the library to further exercise my mind until the words flowed unimpeded.  As a matter of fact, after my mandatory cup of sweetened green tea, I’m heading out to the pool.

What’s your prescription for staying on top of your game?

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