In this check-in, I will only update the goals I met. It is short and sweet, but I would appreciate your thoughts on my morning pages discovery.
One hour writing the academic article du jour every day. My co-author and I have met three times in the past three weeks. The first draft is growing slowly but steadily.
Morning Pages three times a week. Yes, with somewhat surprising results. The majority of my morning pages are about my natal family and my childhood. I realized how much of my physical and mental strength was used to minimize the impact of the odd family into which I was born. I am finding myself drawn more and more to writing a memoir. Although Tolstoy’s quotation, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” (Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina) is very true, I feel that exorcising some of my demons will help me, even if it does not help anyone else in that situation.
One hour three times a week going through electronic files–rename, delete, archive. I have been attacking my work email this past week–it is ridiculous how much mail I get! I have been relying on search capability for far too long, so it is now on my list.
Walk 10 minutes a day. Yes–for next week this goal will go up to 20 minutes a day. Yay!
Family day, no working and time with family, one day per week. Yesterday was a campus visit, with some wandering about the small town surrounding the college. It was a pleasant drive, a pleasant visit and altogether a very nice time.
As always, please visit and encourage other ROWers. I find Gene Lempp’s statement very true: “Make sure to get out and support your fellow ROWers–it may be the best visit many of us get this week.” You will find the blog hop here.