What Have You Done Lately #3

I’m late… No, not like that. I almost missed this week entirely, although I don’t feel like I got much done. How are you guys doing?

I’m still exhausted, but I found out that a few planets are in retrograde which could explain why. A good night’s sleep also helps to avoid this, but these little balls do affect my energy. I mean if you see what the moon can do to the mighty waters of the ocean, then what hope do I hold against their power. My solution – self-care. I took an Epsom salt bath which helps detoxing and relaxing muscles and I napped when I really couldn’t anymore.

At least we’re finished with exams until November. My 16-year-old and I went dress shopping for her school year-end function and it drove home that my little girl is so grown up. She has to pick subjects; so that she can get into a university; to study what she wants to do for (potentially) the rest of her life. Am I the only one that thinks it is a lot to make such serious decisions at that age? She had an idea before Covid hit, and showed us that some careers are more easily shut down than others – even if temporarily. Now she wants a number of various subjects to give her options when she does decide. I get that. I no longer do what I studied for – Computer Programmer. I wish I knew then that I wanted to be a writer. That said, I also believe we follow the path we do because it builds the blocks we need for the next steps of our lives.

Talking of next steps, last night’s super new moon was the best time for manifesting our deepest desires. I will spend some time this weekend setting out what I want for my life and have a clear picture of it, and let my dreams become reality.


  • I’m not going to bother listing them because I didn’t get any done this week. They’re all carrying over to next week and that is ok. Sometimes life happens and sometimes fatigue happens, and we need to take the highs and lows and try again tomorrow.


All the same as last week.

  • Listen to 1 writing related podcast.
  • Do the writing exercises in the book I’m reading – “Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Writing a Riveting Novel by Lisa Cron”. I’ve learned I’m not very good with books that have work for me to do, even though I understand the value in them.
  • Work on a long-time short story to enter into Commonwealth Short Story Competition – due 1 November
  • Decluttering – bedroom and spare room – Clutter is terrible for my energy and adversely affects my writing which is no longer acceptable – it should never have been.

elegant-1769669_1280ThoughtA flat tyre might slow you down, but it doesn’t mean you’ve got to give up. The delay might be to enable everything to line up perfectly for success to be even greater than you dreamed.

Have a fantastic week and remember to be kind to yourself. Resting is not the same as quitting.

Image by ArtTower from Pixabay

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