Solitude and a #2 pencil

My niños are going back to school. Now it will just be me and Suegra home alone all day. I’ll miss the kids, but I’m happy that I’ll have more time to write uninterrupted – (though with Suegra still here for another month, I shouldn’t celebrate too early.)

Yet, there is something about the smell of school supplies and the chill in the morning air that makes me not just ready for change, but desiring of it, maybe just as much so as the leaves on a maple tree. This year has been no different and so it came to be that yesterday I asked my husband to buy me a desk. I decided I needed a more solid place to call my own, something more substantial than the solitary papsan chair in the corner of the room.

I intend to write – not think about writing. Write more than blog. Write and repress the urge to check Twitter, the news, and my E-mail box, in an endless cycle. I will write because one of these days, tomorrow, or 70 years from now, will be my last, and I will wish I had written more.

And so tomorrow, while the niños are at their desks at school, I will be at mine.

6 thoughts on “Solitude and a #2 pencil

  1. Enjoy your time at your desk. So happy for you :)

    Saw this quote and thought of you: “It needs good management to enjoy life. I enjoy it twice as much as others, for the measure of enjoyment depends on the greater or less attention that we give to it…The shorter my possession of life, the deeper and fuller I must make it.”

  2. I used to only write in my journals when I was going through a though time. The other week I opened my journal and realized that I hadn’t written in over a year & it’s because I have been truly happy. That was a bittersweet moment for me because I thought to myself, If someone were to find my journal after I passed they would think I lived a miserable life! It’s important to write and document your vida but also it’s important to give your life credit…credit for the good moments along with the not so good. Our life should be a balance of good & bad as well as our journal or whatever you write in or for :)
    Aiy! Well, that was my epiphany!
    Love reading your blog!



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