Thought I would start with a picture of the kids.
The kids are back at school, which mean my vacation starts today! WOO HOO!
Public journaling--specifically, blogging--forces me to think about what I will say or do next. What am I teeing up for tomorrow? Where will I put my energy? What is worth sharing? That's what I missed in most of 2016. Maybe it has to do with energy and the lack thereof, but I just wasn't looking ahead beyond the next set of tasks. By December, everything felt like an obligation. Everything was due; therefore, nothing was important.
So blogging is an attempt to gain some perspective and figure out what excites me. Where do I want to put my energy next?
Today, the answer to that question is writing poem #2 for the year.
I'm hopeful that I'll continue to blog regularly, but I can be fickle.
Right now, I'm sitting in Starbucks on a rainy morning, and listening to "Cloudbusting" by Kate Bush.