How are things with you so far this week? I just got back from some great R&R in Missouri. It was a great time–met some new people, and got reacquainted with others.
(Followed by catching up on emails, laundry, food stuff, and restarting work–not necessarily in that order, when I got back home).
Yesterday I had an author consultation for a new edit that I’m starting (and have started), and I realized something.
A lot of life is the same.
Life, shopping, work. I don’t mean this in a bad way. Routine is predictable. Which is good. When I went off the clock in Missouri and came back, emails were still there. This blog was still there.
I’m editing a new book, so that’s a combination of old and new experiences.
Is life boring? Only if you dwell on the fact that routine exists, to the point that nothing else does, or never try anything new (at least new to you), then maybe. For instance, in Missouri this year was the first time in the last several that I didn’t hike at the state park that’s near the place I was staying.
So not doing something can be a change too.
I’m working more and more with my laptop, and doing the same or similar work, which is a change, but work is still work, so that’s the same too.
Life is the same because the work-life-recreation balance you’ve set for yourself is the same–I think that’s where it comes from. I can say, at least for me, that I couldn’t keep changing every last part of my own framework all the time, and remain sane for very long. Maybe some people can, but I ain’t one of them.
What about you? Life is life, and it’s what you make it. That goes for your characters (whose lives you control because you invent every part of them), and your prospects/customers/clients (whose lives you can find out about–especially what they like/dislike and what types of problems they’re dealing with that you can solve).
So if you feel stuck, remember that because life is life, you can also make life something a little different, or maybe a lot different.
That just depends on you and your goals, wants, or what-have-ya.
Until next time,