My internet was down this morning. took until now to get it back up and running, and in the interim, I had a meeting with a new client, took Ellie, the wonder pooch, for a walk and got some other chores done.
So... the question becomes, 'What does being online keep me from experiencing in the real world?'
It is a question I wrestle with some days as I find myself glued to my keyboard, writing, answering emails, commenting on blogs -- which is something I've really cut back on in the past two weeks as I've been so immersed in writing on my new book, participating in an online retreat and creating the workbook for an online course I'm creating -- Writing Your Heart Out.
Where do my virtual experiences supersede or impede my real world experiences -- and should I be concerned?
Which is a funny thing to think about this morning when I logged into this account to discover I hadn't posted a blog yesterday.
Seriously? I was positive I had!
Hmmm..... is it meno-pauses snapping, or is it simply that in all the virtual and non-virtual world writing I've been doing, I'm becoming a tad forgetful of keeping up with posting here?
And.... can I just give myself a break and be okay with having missed yesterday.
The answer is....
drum roll please.....
It is okay to miss a day here. Not because I don't care, but rather because in living my life, in focusing on my writing, on being committed to do the things I need to do to have what I want more of in my life, I need to let go of the imperative I've given myself to turn up here every Sunday to Friday, six days a week.
Lisa Rosenberg inspired me yesterday to really look at how rigid my thinking has become on 'being here' everyday. In her blog, License to Write Outside Yourself, Lisa writes about her commitment to get the first draft of her YA novel (Young Adult) completed by June 15th. To meet her target date, she writes, she needs to change how often she appears on her blog.
Great wisdom in Lisa's post (great writing too!).
I'm inspired. To give myself a deadline too for my the completion of the proposal for my new book, and the course I'm working on creating. For the course, I'm committed to having the first draft of the workbook completed by May 1, 2012 and for my book, Lessons In Love; Everything I know about being human I learned at a homeless shelter, I am committed to having the book proposal done by June 15, 2012.
There. It's done. A public commitment to my target dates.
So... if I'm not here everyday, know, I'm busy getting real in the real world of creating more of what I want in my life!