Courtesy of Google
I found this quote and picture on Google today, and it encouraged me. I have not been posting much lately, but because of some personal struggles, I have been doing the best I can. Struggling has pushed me back into tackling some writing projects again. I am not sure if the writing is therapeutic or not at this point, though. It feels a bit stressful at the moment…thus, the UGH!!! in my title.
One story I began a very long time ago is “Gracie, the Green Sea Turtle.” After re-reading it, I decided to remove it from my blog for now, because I realized how many mistakes were in it so I am doing a re-write and will hopefully actually finish it. I may post it again someday, but I think posting it before was premature and showed that at the time I did not proofread it enough! And I am usually a stickler about proofreading. I must have been off my meds that day…
Lately I have been working on other turtle stories and a poem this week, too. I just jotted a short poem down this morning which still needs work. I haven’t really written poetry in years. I already posted “The Most Ticklish Turtle in Town” this week. It’s a good thing, too, because somehow it has disappeared off of my laptop. I have a printed copy, but I sure didn’t want to have to type it all over again!
My daughter and I did get some good news yesterday, though. She does NOT have classes next week due to other students doing testing. She is a senior, so she doesn’t have any testing this year. I don’t think she is planning on doing college classes in the fall at this point. She is planning to join the California Conservation Corps. soon, though, which is something she has been looking forward to for the last couple of years.
This has really been a trying week; to add stress upon stress, we have been having upgrades to our hatchery done in the past few weeks, so there have been lots of planned power outages so the people can work on our power poles. It has been very frustrating to say the least. In addition to this, we had to have our personal (not the whole hatchery’s) internet system upgraded, because our old one was having too many problems. All I can say at this point is TGIF!!
Hopefully, the weekend will be brighter. My husband and are planning to go to something called “Spoken Word Night” this evening. We have never been to one, but I guess it is “an evening for serious poets, writers, playwrights, storytellers, comedians, actors of all genres.”
I may be the least “serious” of them all at this point, but perhaps we will meet some interesting people. They meet once a month. So we will see how it goes.
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!
Posted on April 21, 2017, in Writing and tagged creative writing, creativity-and-depression, stories, Vincent's Self-Reflections, Vincent's Thoughts on Colour, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.