Sunday, September 14, 4:14 PM

Two days away from the keyboard and returning was a bit harder than expected. Oh, I knew there would be days like this. But just like starting a new exercise routine, pressing on even when you aren’t sure you want to is what’s needed to establish a habit. And whatever it is I’m doing here, trying my hand at creative writing, connecting with friends old and new, one goal is most definitely to start a new habit.

One question I’ve been asking myself is, am I using this hour productively? And of course I’m the only person who can answer that, because defining what “productively” means in this scenario is up to me. When faced with a question such as this at work (am I on the right track?) I always go back to the goal. Is what I’m doing taking me closer to or further away from the goal? Merely writing for an hour is okay. But writing creatively is the bigger goal. Given that, I think I need to spend more time on that effort, and less on chit chatting here, fun though it may be. I don’t want to give up the chat completely, as this is often how I work out my next step. And for some, it’s what gives me a chance to connect with you off the page, so to speak.

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