Not Writing Has Taught Me a Lot

Posted: April 10, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Firstly, I would like to forewarn: There may be typo’s that I see, but don’t see. Why? Because my brain is all awry after a migraine. This is why I didn’t post yesterday (and really, probably shouldn’t be posting today!)

Now, I have already explained yesterdays absence (migraine, come on, keep up!), so this is what I would have posted yesterday.

Some time in the last two weeks, I mentioned the Easter holidays. They are well and truly here! Someone (not mentioning any names) commented that I would probably have more time than I anticipated. I would like to know, where is it then?

Contemplating this lack of magically appearing time, I realised that not only was it the holidays but it was a brand new month. No, I didn’t conclude that it was an elaborate April Fool. It was simply this: I had no direction, goal, list.

Last month I blabbed about being more productive. On the whole, I succeeded. I had my lists. I had my direction. I had Goals! Because the first ‘work day’ coincided with the first day of the Easter holidays, I didn’t write down the month’s goals. This is totally my fault. I put importance on the house, not on the work. And now, I am totally imbalanced. Again.

The migraine I suffered over the past 2 days has, surprisingly, done me the world of good. I spent all the time in bed. When it started to ease, I didn’t get up, knowing that I may set it off again. So I stayed in bed. This led to me feeling much better and revived today, albeit slightly confused and disorientated. But I will get over it.

So, far from being a bad thing, I have learned a lot this past week.

I need to balance life more, and work out what is truly important.

Lists are good (and they need to be written, so I am still writing!)

A day off once in a while is a good thing.

And another thing that has helped kick me up the butt is a blog by a fellow writer Steven Chapman. He is doing some challenge to do with the letters of the alphabet, and he is writing about getting motivated. If you haven’t already read his blog, get over there now! Not only is it informative, it is very interesting too. And he is very clever, and knows about HTML and stuff, so it looks better than mine!


I am going to go and make a start on my list. Will this be my Positively Productive Month?

  1. Sorry to hear about the migraines.
    I find lists of things to do help, mine have competition deadlines on them too and the list is pinned over my desk so I don’t forget.

    • Sam Perkins says:

      I have forgotten how bad I get them and the disorientation that follows in the following 24 hours! Oh well!

      I cannot function without lists. I have always been a control freak, and last year was as good as diagnosed as one by a health professional ๐Ÿ˜€

      I get bogged down with competition dates. I think I want to do more than I am capable of, so got to try and slim down the workload. For now any way.

  2. me says:

    I read your blog every single time and realised today then I never ever comment so thought I’d change that now.
    I am glad that you are feeling better. I have faith in your getting back on track…you always do!

    • Sam Perkins says:

      I am glad to see that I have at least one who reads it every time! And it is people like you that make me write and blog. And you will be able to say you knew me before I was famous!

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  4. Really like this post…and wow, you sound like you’ve had the same few days as I had with a 2 day headache (but I now know that mine are posture related). Plus the post I wrote yesterday was very similar to yours and I only found your post today because it came up in the ‘related articles’ section, so we must be using similar words and phrases. How bizarre.

    • Sam Perkins says:

      Thanks for the link Sandra! I will have to have a catch up on your writing challenge. Maybe I will learn something. Good luck with your goals, may success be on its way for you.

  5. liz young says:

    Sam – you’ve got more than one who reads every blog – here’s me too! And I read Steve Chapman’s.
    Migraines are horrible. An old remedy is equally horrible but it works. As soon as you get the flashing lights or whatever your warning signs are, drink a glass of water into which you’ve stirred half a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of bicarb. IF it doesn’t kill you it will kill the migraine..

    • Sam Perkins says:

      Ummmm I think I’ll stick with a cold flannel and dark room if it’s all the same! I used to have Migraleve in the house, but as my migraines became so infrequent, I didn’t bother any more. Here’s hoping I haven’t jinxed myself!

      And thanks for your loyalty…both to me and Steve ๐Ÿ™‚

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