Back in a few

I recall the tingle of excitement, expanding my lungs several times before slipping underwater to swim the length of a pool on a warm afternoon.

This may be insane to consider, but I've gone all noble at the edges and am telling myself that if I work hard I could actually achieve my summer writing goal without coming up for oxygen. Nearly three weeks remain until a final fling at camping, and then other endeavors and responsibilities will arrive with the season of school. I dare to imagine taking a plunge of cessation from:
1) writing groups (they're wonderful, but the feedback they've provided lately has left me on the brink of significant choices, and it's time to make them);
2) excursions (my son has discovered some regular distractions/activities that ought to keep him busy, and I'll try to be content with treadmill rather than hiking); and
3) blogging (despite the fact I'm so addicted, I will attempt to quit maniacally checking your updates for a bit, but feel free to email any important messages to the address listed under my profile).

I've promised my guys I won't leave off vacuuming or neglect to bake a pie after they fill me a bucket of blackberries. I know I'll pause to savor last-light images out back, as blue sky deepens to reveal pricks of star, and silent bats scoop mosquitoes from the air.

And of course, life's surprises and my shifting moods may render this post moot. But right now with a last gulp of breath I'm submerging. See you at the other end of the pool.

Comments

Pam said…
May there be no unexpected "cannonballs" to distract or derail you!

See you soon.
Cecily said…
hehe, love the maniacal checking for updates. I can so identify. Happy writing - may it be profitable!!!
Cherie said…
Good for you for having goals and sticking with them.

Serendipitity is a good thing and I like that you leave room for it ('life's surprises', 'shifting moods'.)

Enjoy this last underwater streaming through friendly waters and yes, see you at the other end - smiling.
Deanna said…
Thanks all for your encouragement...still swimming...glug, glug. :o)
Denise said…
Oh Deanna, I know you warned me you were going "no blog" for a while. But I shall miss it. I'll miss you on Thursdays too. Come back soon...
Sandy said…
Me too, miss you I mean, and good luck, hope to see you soon.
Deanna said…
Thank you, Denise and Sandy, for caring and commenting. Two laps down of a three lap swim (I think)! I really miss seeing you in different ways, but this endeavor appears worthwhile still.