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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Moving Forward Requires Inspirational Quotes (Thursday's Three)

Yesterday evening I finished my last real night of work for Fall 2012.  I'm going to do a final review for them next Wednesday, but it's less than a half shift.  The point is, basically, I'm on summer vacation now.

The timing is auspicious.  My last project was this blog, and I have basically spent the last three and a half months finding my sea legs here (my blog legs?).  I feel like that chapter is coming to a close--and just in time for summer.  I have a good sense of how to move forward, what I want to get out of blogging, and how much time it might take.  Whether by technical learning curve or realistic expectation, I'm past the point where the blog takes 5-8 hours a day.  Though there may be changes, and even big shake ups here at Writing About Writing depending on how certain things go, in many ways I am now cruising at fifty thousand feet.

That means it's time to move on to a new project.  Grass is growing under my feet.  Chop chop!

Oh, I'll keep blogging, and doing it most days.  I hope I'm improving at self-editing.  All the reasons for this project still exist, but it no longer requires "launch energy."  It can subsist on "maintenance energy."  So now it's time to move forward.

Moving forward is scary, so I could use some inspirational quotes today.

Far better to live your own path imperfectly than to live another’s perfectly. 
Bhagavad Gita

There’s only us. There’s only this. Forget regret. Or life is your to miss. 
Mimi, Rent

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

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