A Day in the Life

It has been a busy summer and much more traveling than usual this year. Usually I only go out of town once in the season- this year it was five so far. Two places in Florida, once to Atlanta, once to Lake Erie, once to Chicago. All were driving trips. whew!

I had the eye surgery in the spring, and while I am not terrifically happy with it, the Doctor seems to think it was a great success. My eye looks glittery all the time and just feels odd. It often has tears for no apparent reason. The idea was to preserve my vision for the twenty to thirty more years of life expectancy as well as possible. In that perspective it is good I had the surgery.

I do have posts I wish to write for TrueGrit, but besides the busy-ness there are the percolating times that thinking about issues or important themes of life that simply require time.

Other blogs and online writing have been consuming my efforts. I have continued to work on my garden site, Ilona’s Garden and experimented with writing on Squidoo, which mushroomed into a major expenditure of writing and creative energy. I think it was good for me and my writing to challenge myself with a wide range of topics and learning a new system. I am learning quite a bit about what it takes to earn money online. Before joining third tribe and writing for Squidoo, I sort of splashed around… these two endeavors helped focus into what it actually takes in comparison with what we think it takes. More work than you at first visualize, that is for sure.

Not that I am earning a great deal, that part is not yet under my belt. And I continue to be of the opinion that that part isn’t the lion share of what matters. (Do I need to connect the dots on those two factors? Didn’t think so). Didn’t wish to mislead anyone as to my level of success and expertise, so far.

I had admired Seth Godin for a long time, and now find myself immersed in his community which I surmise is run with his culture.

One of the thoughts Seth Godin inspired.


Zig taught me this twenty years ago. Make your schedule before you start. Don’t allow setbacks or blocks or anxiety to push you to say, “hey, maybe I should check my email for a while, or you know, I could use a nap.” ~ First Rule of Doing Work by Seth Godin

I have to say though, that I am not sure I get what he says just yet. but I am making progress on Squidoo.