Testing My Stamina
Last week, I rented “Julie and Julia.” The movie is your average, everyday tale of a blogger, turned author juxtaposed with Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep - so awesome) and her days in France. As usual, I completely missed the main point of the movie (I could not get past knowing about Julie Powell’s second book, her affair, etc.) and came away mainly thinking “I should blog more.” I know why I don’t. I’m tired, it’s cold, I’d rather watch TV, there’s a cat on my lap. But, I think I’m going to make an effort to be more like Seth Godin and post every day for a while. It could be a boring disaster, or it might be interesting. Who knows? Seth’s posts aren’t super long, so I’m not saying I’m going to write a chapter a night - just a few observations.
Like, snow is really beautiful. I hated Florida and Georgia because winter just meant all the trees dropped their leaves. Snow actually gives the season change some heft. And, it makes summer so much more sweeter. Although, the older I get, the less fun it is trying to scrape 1/2″ of ice off of my windshield - even if it does go in my plus column for aerobic activity today. Also, even though I have everything I need to bake cookies, I haven’t done it because I don’t have an occasion. I used to bake a lot, just for the family and I could do it for work (many of my coworkers bake for us), I just don’t. One more - every year I dread January, because I know how busy I’m going to be with awards, etc. But, the truth is, even though I’m crazy busy, the time goes very quickly and everyone is very helpful, even when our timeline is blown out because of unforeseen circumstances. And, the more I accept a Zen state of mind around awards, the better it is for everyone.
Check back tomorrow and see whether I’ve posted again. Don’t judge me too harshly if I just give up and watch my new DVD of Georgy Girl.