What a Chunk of Downed Tree And Four Tree Removal Guys Can Teach You About Life And Writing…

Did you have a good weekend? I know I did, what with the relaxing, and the nixing of the 10+ hour days editing, for now (and I hope to make sure those don’t happen in the future, if at all possible).

Anyway, let’s get to it.

Several posts ago, I wrote about the time 6 or 8 tornadoes hit Illinois in one night. Our power went out, and we lit candles and what-have-ya.

I also mentioned the downed branches, and some of them being huge.

Well, last Friday, three trucks and four guys came to take care of those branches. In about a half hour they were done. Today I took a look at the big plot of bare soil where the branches had been for nearly a month.

Which got me thinking…

Sometimes things that are useful (trees), end up being a pain instead (like when about 1/3 of the whole thing falls on your lawn).

Sometimes that’s like life. There are times some things, even things we like have to be scaled back, pruned, or let go. And for some that can be a hard decision (there are times I can be the biggest victim of FOMO, fear of missing out, that there is). I understand.

But for sanity and health’s sake, it has to be done. Or at least considered. Having some time away from editing has given me a bit of time to think on these types of things.

If you’re wondering about a project or what-have-ya, is what you want to do healthy, green lawn? Or a thick tree branch that’s cracked and hanging down?

Just remember, a tree service with four guys, a chipper, and 30 minutes can clean up a whole month of mess. But unfortunately (or fortunately), the chipper, cherry picker/bucket truck, and more will have to be operated by you.

And sometimes starting is the hardest part.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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