So, if you're in the U.S., are you enjoying the summer? Is it living up to expectations or somewhere deep inside did you hope for more? And how has the weather affected your plans?
On this Confession Tuesday, I want to know how you're doing. Maybe it all boils down to this: Are you happy?
Am I happy? Overall, yes. But the weather has definitely affected my mood. Summer is too short in New England, especially with all the rain we've been having. I mean, it's August and 61 degrees outside—what's up with that?
Work has been incredibly stressful this summer. I don't talk about work often on the blog because I like keeping my work-life separate. But the long, summer hours are dampening my writing efforts. I wonder if I had the time to devote to poetry without having to worry about money, would I do it? Would I actually write and publish more? Probably not.
Last night, as I was struggling to finish a poem, I realized that I do my best work at midnight. Unfortunately, I get up at 5 a.m. to work out before heading to the office. Writing when the house is dark and quite does wonders for my creativity, but leaves me dog-tired the next day.
I did not go to the gym this morning because I was exhausted! *smile*
My mom's birthday is Sunday and I have no idea what to get her for a present. She has everything she needs so its hard finding something she wants. There, I've confessed! A little help on present ideas would be nice, mom.