Saturday was all about simplicity. Hubby and I packed up some cheese and almonds and went to a wine bar where we sat outside and savored a scrumptious, lush glass of Syrah. Weather was perfect, not too warm, a slight breeze, very few people. Afterwards we walked around the local nursery, just enjoying being among the trees and flowers. Later we enjoyed a nice dinner and settled in around the firepit in the backyard under the pergola with a glass of wine. Very relaxing and a nice day of simplicity.
I could use a little more simplicity in my life.
ROW80 is nearing the end...the 22nd will be this round's final posting. I plan to take some in-depth inventory of what all I accomplished during this writing challenge. It has been an eye-opening experience, and so many good things have come from it, mainly meeting new writers and making new friends.
I used to think that it was okay that I was solitary all the time. I didn't join in many things because I considered my writing so personal and that the last thing other writers wanted to talk about was all the struggles they go through in this business.
Well, I was wrong. By opening up and confiding in others, it has allowed me to feel less alone. It has allowed me to try new adventures and to take risks. This challenge has also helped me to not get too down on myself when I stumble. There are people around to help me get back up and back on track.
I look forward to the next ROW80 challenge. And to continue checking in with new friends :)