Yep, I’m 40.
The buildup to 40 was great. Then I went to the gym and had to put my age into the elliptical’s settings. *Reality sets in.* I know age is just a number, but it feels like jumping into cold water.
After seeing the TED presentation of Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the book Eat, Pray, Love, I bought the book. I rarely buy best sellers—why would I want to read a book that almost everyone else has read? What’s the point? Despite my flawed logic, I was drawn into Gilbert’s story and her personal philosophy on writing. I found myself wanting to tap into her energy. So I again encourage you to check out her presentation about the notion of genius and creativity.
Finally, I’m working on a poem that’s worth finishing! In fact, I have two poems in the works. When I’m writing on a new piece, I push off all other creative tasks to finish it, including blogging, submissions, revisions, etc. Needless to say, I’m behind on just about everything else (hence, this post is shorter than normal).
I managed to send out two submissions with a third in the works. Doesn’t feel like I’ve been productive this month but all evidence points to the contrary.
Will post birthday photos here and on Facebook tonight.