Monday, October 1, 2018

October musings

Some random thoughts for the day: 

I got behind in moderating comments on this blog, but I'm caught up now. Thanks for your patience!

I noticed that many of my recent posts have been about not being perfect and not pursuing perfection. This was something I worked on a lot in my 20s and now that I'm a few years older, I'm still working on it. I suppose it will be a lifelong project.

I've had another short piece accepted to an upcoming anthology. More on that in the near future.

Many people like to spend more time outdoors in the coolness of autumn, but I find myself retreating, cocooning, as the days shorten. Yet I still manage to get in some hikes. 

Overall, I'm craving slowness, meditation, time for thought. I have pared my schedule way back and wish I could pare it back even more, but there is that necessity to earn a living. 

2018 has been a challenging year, but it's drawing to a close. I find that at this time of year, each month passes more quickly than the last, and December is typically a blur.

May you spend this autumn doing things you love and find meaningful.


  1. I agree that it's a good idea to take time to slow down and think about things; I spent far too much time rushing around all the time, and I wish that I had spent more time just living in the moment. And congratulations on the story being accepted into the anthology! That's great news.

    1. Thanks, and may you find the peace you are seeking!

  2. Bravo on having a story accepted for an anthology! This is wonderful. You have the right attitude, Jennifer. I certainly need to pare down the demands I place on myself for my writing. Perfection is unattainable. If only I could remember that and just calm down and write. Fall is my favorite time of year. If only the humidity would leave my bones, I could take more hikes into the leaves. All best to you, Jennifer!

    1. Thank you and happy writing--at whatever pace works!