I am having a bit of an off day. I know I should have accepted a substitute position today, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. My mind is throbbing with anxiety and fear. I waited all morning for a call about a loved one’s surgery. Finally I got it and felt relieved. Now, I am without a schedule and wish nothing more than to be at work rightnow. Instead, I am at my coffee shop–working on this and that.
Luckily, the knowledge that the rest of my week is scheduled puts me at some ease that today is open. I spent my morning updating this and that. I read a bit as well. With all these petty assignments down, I can focus on the main attraction. I need to pound out at least 1,000 words on my novel. I guess I might as well get started. Here is a poem for all my readers.
At the Base of the Waterfall
One of my favorite hikes is to a place called Horsetooth Falls. The trail winds through a few valleys and ends in this beautiful little pond. I rested at the waterfall for a while during my most recent hike and wrote this. I am practicing being concise and reading my work out-loud. I hope it works.