Day 2 of 84: Collapse and Comparison
I didn’t realize how much I’d been doing lately until I took off the day to put my event materials away, find homes for the extra snacks and contact the winners of the drawings. I allowed myself two hours of quiet before I headed out to watch the two Edmonds-Woodway High School chefs that helped me during the Edmonds event perform in their school’s dance team. I was beat from my events but there the two young women were, dancing a number of strenuous routines with so much energy it vibrated of the walls of the gym! Ah, envy for the energy of a teen dancer.
Marta, my protagonist in 84 Ribbons, matched the young chefs’ energy. She practiced non-stop on her own, in Mrs. B’. basement space after dancing at the ballet company all day. I guess that energy of youth is alive and well across the decades! I wish it could be shared with a weary writer.
I encourage you to send me your comments about ways you keep up your energy or boost that energy when you have huge tasks ahead. I might need new ways to cope.