Tuesday, November 06, 2007


My New November resolution is to write more. This is as opposed to my New October goal of eating 6 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. I can't last a whole year with my resolutions. I can't even remember them for that long. But I might be able to do one thing for a month.

Life should be easy. We make it too hard. We're so hard on ourselves. Eat right, exercise, learn something, don't lay around. You know, maybe today is the day to just lay around. What's going to happen if I do? Will my brain shrivel up from extreme non-use? Will I get fat or or will my house fall apart?

What if I, just to be completely out-of-the-box crazy, were to write a post that is just a little bit of ramble, and stream-of-consciousness, and imperfection? Using way too many commas in one sentence just for the heck of it? Would it send me down the road of laziness and sloppiness and a general disarray of the mind?

Or might it possibly do the same thing that laying around the house every once in a while does? Gives my mind and body some rest. Recovery from emotional distress, or busyness, or the need to be tidy and perfect.

I'm doing it. I'm going to free myself from the binds of trying to write something Meaningful. There's a time for an essay, and there's a time for just letting it all hang out.

I am giving myself permission to take it easy.


Diane said...

The more commas, the better, I say.

kool kenna said...

oooh good! i <3 your posts! more 'bout you and yer kids husband also if you want!

riahbell said...

that says it all, I frequently feel guilty about just relaxing, but if I dont then I become stressed, then I worry. I say that commas are kind of like resting, a small short pause where you can take a breath between the frequent plunges into a story or article, you can NEVER use too many.
(and you should never feel guilty about using them.)

Kulio said...

awwww!!! you girls are makin' me feel good :-)

cjs said...

write away!!!! perfect or imperfect, I love reading about your life.

cjs said...

ooooh...I love riahbells' "frequent plunges into a story..."

those commas are great places to sluggishly place your reader's digest postcards before drifting off to sleep.

Kulio said...

hahaha! cjs you made me laugh tonight. bookmarks!

cjs said...

yes...I think of you every time I see them. (bookmarks AND magazine post cards...and libraries and bookstores :o))

honored to have made you laugh,


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