I'm feeling a little lazy or maybe that's just slightly unmotivated. Still - yes I know - still! I blame it all, as you already know on winter. Everything is winter's fault. Why? Because everything has to be someone's fault, certainly not mine. And who better than a non-person, a season.
Then motivation ran over me, peeled me off the sidewalk, dusted me off and told me to get a life. There are worse things then a rejection letter and not enough time for everything you want to write. Besides, as my agent assured me, there were good things in that letter - and there were. But it was a friend of mine who sent a text out of the blue to say how much I inspire her that really got my attention. Me inspire her?
She's a journeyman carpenter chosen as one of a select few to go to Rome for a built heritage conservation course. It was an opportunity of a lifetime that ran against all odds and I won't go into it - you can check it all out here. Running in circles to get ready for imminent departure for a three-month move to Rome, she still found time to send me that text. Now that's motivation. I don't think I can match that but I'm definitely re-energized and back in the game. Besides it's the Year of the Dragon - doesn't that mean good things are around the corner?
What re-energizes you in the depths or winter or are you reading this while sipping a margarita and putting on sunscreen?
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