Saturday, February 28, 2009

Looking Forward to New Days

Bonjour, mon amis!

Je suis assez bien. Je parle un peu francais. Je pense que le francais est difficile. (I'm fairly well. I speak a little French. I think that French is difficult.)

Due to the Mardi Gras festivities, I had a week off of school. That means at 5pm, I headed home or wherever I wanted to go, whatever I wanted to do, for 5 whole days. It was lovely and made me regret my decision not to stay out of school for one semester. But I made my decision and paid the big bucks, so school is where I am.

I did spend some time writing and that has improved my spirits tremendously. I figure if I can write just 15 minutes a day, then I can do this without feeling like I'm cutting off half of my heart to chase another part of my dream. But I know myself and my wicked ways, and I know that I'll find that 15 minutes aren't enough. Sometimes I'm stubborn and it's all or nothing. Hopefully, it is enough for now.

The great news is that I'm looking forward to the NOLA Stars Conference next weekend in Shreveport. One of my fav authors Jade Lee will be there. I cannot wait to meet her and learn about world-building!! My sister Stacey and I are heading out for a mini vacay away from home! It should be fun and I'm really looking forward to it. (Maybe I should have made some business cards - another thing on the to do list I totally forgot about. Jeez!!)

The massive pain in the back of my thigh has dimmed a bit. So I should be able to start exercising again. 30 minutes a day, doctor's orders. Ugh, the one good thing to come of this mess was that it was okay to be lazy. *Sigh*

Guess the vacation is over (until Friday).

So I'm getting on track right now. No one knows what lies ahead. A wise friend told me this week (or maybe last week) that we have to focus on today. And that's what I'll try to do. Mostly because I don't know if I'm strong enough to deal with what lies ahead....Maybe I won't be as great a writer as I think I am. Maybe my family will be shattered by the verdict. Maybe my GPA will plummet and I'll fail my first class (ever). Maybe I won't be able to become frugal enough to survive the recession and state of the economy. Maybe. Maybe. Maybe. The list is never ending.

So I'm studying my French and getting back to trying to be healthy. Tomorrow is March 1st and (as they say,) Tomorrow is a New Day!

Mindy

4 comments:

Judith Leger said...

You had a whole week off? Not fair. We had only Mon,Tue, and Wed off. Sigh, I guess I'm moving over there. Ya think they'd hire an old woman?

Now you have to get back in the swing. This week is going rough what with working the entire week.

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow is a clean day.~RR

Winona said...

Mindy--Stay in school and don't regret your choice to do so. Your writing is good. Seems you once told me that what we writer's must do is keep on, every word is a learning process and every scene or story is a step in the right direction.

I haven't been able to write a word since the move. There is just too much going on. Back in Houston at MD Anderson. I'm tired. We should move into the new (built in 1968) house at the end of the month.

I miss you so much, Mindy. I love you and I believe in all of your dreams!

By the way use the address
nona143writer@yahoo.com from now on. The other one is no longer valid.

Nona

Mindy Blanchard said...

Judy, we had off only M-W but I only have classes on Monday and Wednesday so that meant all week for me. lol. They would hire YOU anytime!

RR, clean is good. Does it have to be fresh, too?

Nona, you can't throw my own words in my face..lol My job is to inspire others to write - does that mean I have to do it too. lol I miss you to pieces love. I'm praying for you and your family and that you get back to your pen soon. I miss you!

love and hugs. Mindy