Writer’s Diary

A Dilemma in Brief.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

I know I keep stating in my weekly debriefs that I desire to post here more and become better engaged on social media. I continue to fail in both areas. I blame no one but myself, but I wanted to provide some context. This is a bit of a rant, but I just had to get the whirlwind of thoughts out of my head, and I figured this the place to do it.

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Weekly Debrief 02/24/2018

Posted by on Feb 24, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018, Writer's Diary

A little bit of chaos…

This time next week, February will be finished. …

I cannot believe it. I know it’s the shortest month of the year, but this month passed faster than I could’ve imagined. I suppose that’s not a bad thing in and of itself, but it’s disconcerting to say the least. I think to myself “I have all these things I want to do in 2018, and it’s almost 16% finished.”

Well, it’s what it is.

And here’s a rundown of what it’s been this week.

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2018 Stuff. No, Literally. I am Selling Stuff.

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

2017 Inventory packed and weighed…a significant undertaking.

There’s a certain satisfaction a man gets from getting work done, especially when it’s for his own business. For those unaware, in addition to my 9-5, I buy and sell collectibles, mainly via eBay, in order to provide our family with that extra little bit of cash to eat-out, give gifts, and buy the odd treat or two (or usually pay those inevitable, unexpected expenses). I’ve been doing this actively and intentionally now since 2016, and it affords us just enough cream on the top for our having some air to breath financially and still allow the wife to stay home with our son.  No doubt it’s a fair amount of work, but it’s satisfying. And some stuff I keep for my personal collection…cause, you know, it’s fun.

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WEEKLY DEBRIEF 12/30/2017

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

So it’s been about four months since my last post. Seems silly to bother with a new one, but I can be a silly dude sometimes. Comes with the territory of being me.

As a mental health exercise in 2018, I’m going to be some weekly debriefs regarding thoughts on the prior week. I’ve been realizing that intentionality and perspective are a large part of my welfare, and it seems that I thrive better when I have my goals not only well-intentioned but well-outlined and concretely set. Wanting to write is one thing; saying I will take 20 minutes a day to write and outlining what that will be at the beginning of the week is something else entirely.

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Lots of Stuff. Also, Things.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

My inner life is reflected in my home office.

Here’s a picture to skip 1,000 words.

Bookshelves, Store Inventory, Personal Collection, and More!

Here’s a 1,000 more, to further the point.

And I was so organized once.

 

Plus another 1,000 or so to really make things stick.

Workdesk, Packing Supplies, and Displays. My 7PM -Midnight on the daily (well, the weekdaily)

 

Sorry for the requisite 3 points; I have a lot of Baptist in my upbringing.

Needless to say, my mind is cluttered—-and not with necessarily bad things, just things. You know the stuff: ideas, responsibilities, everything between, and so on. I’m trying to get organized, and I hope to blog regularly again (0r at least semi-intermittently, again).

Slowly but surely I am getting things in order. One day at a time, I’m selling what I should to keep our finances moving, then assessing what remains and why I keep it, and sometimes—-not often but sometimes—-getting to read, write, and enjoy a film or admire pieces on display.

My head is a cluttered mess, full of awesome stuff. Not a bad life to have, really. Not bad at all.

More to come, but until then: This is me.

Can you relate?

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Another Week … And A Repeated Exhortation

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

Catalogued inventory for eBay, to further fund the well and other endeavors.

It’s hard to believe another seven days have passed, and I am doing another weekly post. I feel as if I just completed the last one. Life is like that these days. I already discussed as much last week and mentioned the busy-ness of this current season in other posts as well.

Yes, life is passing quickly and full of things to do. This week, I’m going to keep things very short and simple (well, to the degree I’m able anyway). In a sense, I’ll be repeating myself from last week, but some things bear repeating.

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