WHAT I’M READING
It’s SummySeries, time to catch up on book series, although this year I’m not sure yet which ones I’m going to read because I’m too excited/distracted – for the first time ever, my library is having an Adult Summer Reading Program!!!
Which means I plan to read some Big People Books* in the next few months!
*Years ago, I worked with a girl who was going to community college and she’d always jokingly refer to 4-year universities as “Big People School” or “Big People College.”
WHAT I’M WRITING
Ready. Set. Write!
Here are my goals:
Finish the alt ending I’ve been working on for my WIP that’s off at beta camp + get some work done on my new WIP.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Still waiting on my car. It’s universally accepted that it’s broken, yet no one can figure out exactly why. If I only had to drive a mile or so at a time, I’d be in business, but seeing as it stops working after short distances…
On a positive note, I am lucky enough to have a Saturday Farmer’s Market just a few blocks away, so I’m going to browse this weekend.
Also, the weather has been fantastic this week – I like avoiding the hellish inferno that is summer for as long as possible.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
ENDURANCE – Look, I’ve found my word for the year! (five months late)
I’ve never had great physical endurance, even as a kid. I could sprint like a champ, but when faced with a long race or a running game (like soccer), I was the one constantly calling, “time out!” so I could collapse on the ground.
Hmm…maybe my car lacks endurance and that’s the major issue?
Anyway, I’ve been doing a lot of athletic conditioning type workouts lately, hoping to improve since I want to shave my mile time. The fastest I’ve ever run a mile is nine minutes and that makes me sad because I was nine when I did it and I’ve never been able to top my kid self. Hopefully I can later this summer when I get back on the treadmill.
So there’s that, but there’s also everyday endurance, the kind that gets you through the little annoyances of life, like a broken car or a laptop that won’t start (thankfully it finally did) or a sinkful of dirty dishes which I swear I just washed five minutes ago.
Like Rocky Balboa would say: Ain’t nobody gonna hit as hard as life.
But I like getting up each morning and kicking it back 🙂