Thursday, September 01, 2011

Morning Pages Reboot

Yes, I have fallen away from my morning pages.  Again.  For a few weeks, I fell away from pretty much everything except the daily necessities--work, food, exercise, sleep.  Last week I was in Chicago for eight days visiting my mother in the nursing home.  She's doing great and will be going home next Friday after a bit more physical therapy, but getting ready for the trip when I didn't know if she was going to be okay, plus the travel itself, plus a death in the family here at home while I was gone left me completely frazzled.

But today is a new day.  And the start of a new month.  And like a brilliant fairy godmother, Jamie Ridler sailed in with a morning pages group check-in for September.  How perfect is that timing?

So I'm in.  I'm stepping back into my daily pages (because I still don't do well when I try to do them in the morning).  I'm stepping back into reading The Artist's Way.  I'm stepping back into my novel.  I'm stepping back into my life and taking it forward again. There's a lot to do, many tasks involved in setting myself back on my path and moving ahead, but as I always do I will start with the words and go from there.  Thank you, Jamie, for this perfect idea at the perfect time!


Ginny said...

Hi Kim,
I'm moving forward as well this month. My word for the month is energize. If something doesn't give me energy, then out it goes. I am hoping the morning pages is just the perfect way to start the day. I will check-in next week and see how the writing is going. It sounds like you had a lot going on.
I am glad your mom is doing so well.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Welcome back dear! Good to read your mom is getting better.
I´m sorry for your loss and your feeling out of sorts with so much going on in your life. {hugs}

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