I hope you’re well. I have been — at least until a few days ago when I felt a bit of a sore throat that was at first more a reason to laze around than anything else. I’m not much of a laze around type, so when I feel the urge to do that, I take notice and find every reason on Earth to avoid my laundry, the dishes, or taking a trip to the market. But days later, it’s gotten worse, and well, that’s never good.
I feel bobble-headed and on the water logged side of things — the feeling I used to have as a kid when we’d been at the pool or the beach too long and came home with wrinkled skin and sinuses full of water. Ah, the memories.
If there’s a good thing about feeling like this, it’s that I slow down a bit and mull things over. And this has been a good time to do that considering I spent November writing about something other than food. I believe I mentioned it might be time to focus my energy on something else (instead of ten things all at once which is more the case with me) and on the suggestion of a friend, decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month. The goal of this event is to take time to write for writing’s sake — to perhaps slam out that novel you always thought you might write if only you had time.