The moon sets this morning over the end of my first month of sunrise walks and daily writing. Every little milestone helps! And the sunrise...we'll say today that the sunrise stands for a new writing "job" I have just accepted. It is one of those online news sites with reps all over the country. Doesn't pay much ("That's not a job, that's volunteer work!" exclaimed a friend.), and may demand too much, but I have to give it a try. It is a writing platform, discipline to keep working and get my name out there. We'll see.
I have been guilty too often of enumerating in my head all the possible problems with an idea, so I never give it a chance to get off the ground. When you never make up your mind, you've made the decision NOT to try by omission. So -- three cheers for trying new things. Yikes.
On the home front, I am spending a quiet weekend with T., just the two of us and dogs. The cast list for the spring play goes up tomorrow, and she is filled with nervous tension. We're doing what we can to keep her mind off it.
It is both wonderful and worrisome to have a child with whom you share such a friendship. We laugh together every day, a lot. There is not much that we keep from each other. She is confident, a successful student, active in sports, music, drama, and more, but the high school social scene has not been her bag. Sometimes it bugs her, but to her credit, she doesn't fret over it too much. She has great out of town friends, fewer local ones. I suspect more of those local connections will blossom during the course of this final semester of high school. Maybe I fret more than she does. Maybe I should just enjoy her company while I still have her around, and anticipate all of the great things that will come her way.