Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer

To Blog or Not to Blog (and my lenten resolutions)

I have been sadly neglecting my blog lately, despite my @40 challenge to blog at least once a week. And I have at least 14 blog posts to catch up with - from Christmas! I have been wondering why it is so important to me to keep the important events in life logged. And have come up with no definitive answers, except... it's important to me. So please excuse the slightly old blogs to come. The central question is nicely shown below...
to blog or not to blog
But I know I feel better and more in control when I write regularly and when I reflect on the important events in my life, so that is good enough for me. I have also been wondering about what to do for Lent. I try to do things, rather than give things up. But I know that when I drink wine, I waste my time in the evenings. This article really hit a nerve with me. For me, drinking wine too much numbs the edge of my busy life and my stress, but doesn't actually help me act or get things done. I have also realised that what is important to me is reading and writing.

So for lent, I shall be:
* giving up the wine (except for on Sundays, which is allowed in lent!)
* blogging once a day
* writing my nanowrimo novel once a day (however little)
* reading more

Let's see how it goes!
Tags: @40, books, lent, writing

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