What I plan to not do this year.
Don’t always follow challenges. Find your own inspiration and write about that.
I want to enjoy writing and not feel everything needs to be part of a challenge. I should start writing earlier in the day and not wait until it’s late and I’m already tired.
Don’t complain about not winning if you refuse to buy a ticket!
Not that I expect to win (I don’t) but because for however long it takes until the numbers are published, I can dream of having more money than I’ll ever need. I can’t even dream if I don’t buy the ticket.
Stop trying to keep up the old pace. You ain’t no spring chicken.
I’m four years older than when COVID arrived and it turns out there’s a big difference between 72 and 76. Between advancing age, chronic medical issues and excessive tiredness caused by too many late nights, I need to remember it’s okay to slow down.
Stop worrying about doing what you love. Just do it.
Three am is getting to be my usual sleep time. And that’s okay. I’m retired. I don’t need to be alert at 8 am. There are no bosses to impress.
Remember that will power only goes so far. It’s okay to stop pushing yourself to accomplish more when accomplishment no longer has any real meaning.
I need to deal with all the medical stuff before it deals with me, but I don’t have to do it all in one day. I can be a little more patient and wait until they call me. I have to admit, getting anything medical accomplished takes a lot more effort than it ought. I wish people would call me when they say they. I’m tired of spending half my day on the phone trying to schedule a test or see a doctor.