Thursday, June 27, 2013

June was a hectic month. It was a good month and a lot of good things happened, but it was hectic. One of the things I didn’t like was the fact that I didn’t get a chance to keep up with blog posts. This is my first post since the beginning of the month! I didn’t realize it had been that long. Perhaps I should be more disciplined but I know that no matter how hard I tried to be that way, it would last for only a short time.

Actually, it’s not a question of discipline. I like writing for the blog and normally I do that at least once or twice a week. Lately, I simply have not had the opportunity—too much on my mind and my agenda. I just took on too many projects. What are the words to that song—“Summertime and the livin’ is easy”? That never seems to happen with me. Summer is always a time of activity and places to go and things to do. Winter is the time of less activity and more time, long evenings and snow-bound days. I can get a lot of writing done in the winter.

One of the things that has taken a lot of time lately is my decision to get my writing in order. I have books, finished or half finished or needing revision that I decided to get in order, finish and publish. What I’ll do with them after that, I’m not sure. That part will have to take care of itself.

Another time-user is my interest in the subject of peace. I’ve always had that interest. My first blog was called the Peace Puzzle and I worked on that intermittently for a year or so. I didn’t feel it was accomplishing anything and gave it up to concentrate more on doing a peace newsletter for my church. That seemed to draw a little more attention and I felt I was contributing more. Now I feel I should spend more time bringing the subject to the attention of additional people and I’ve concentrated more on reading and writing about peace, what it is and what it can mean—hence my laxness on the blog.

What all this is going to lead to, I’m not sure. Anyway, it’s going somewhere. I feel that’s true. I understand this is a time of change so I suppose I’m right in step with it. I’ll find out, I’m sure, but I’ll also have to find time to pay more attention to writing for the blog despite hectic months and times of change. The blog is important, too, and a source of relaxation.

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