Lately, over the past few months I obsessed about becoming fit again. Writing took first, second, and third, place in my life for over two years. Well as many of us have experienced, this is not very good for the waistline. I wish I was one of those people who could eat boxes of Godiva and not gain an ounce. As a model for half my life, I always had to workout like a madman to keep in shape. But as we get older it's not so easy. LIFE takes over. More responsibilities are loaded onto us and we have other priorities that take precedence.
For two years I learned to hone my craft and become a more accomplished writer. I've enjoyed every second of it, but it came at a price as all good things do. But I also learned something else very valuable these past few years. A writer can't give up living. We must get out into the world to seek material for our writing. LIVING is our best and most accurate research. People and life's situations are so fascinating. When I was globe trotting in my former career I met THE most incredible people. Not always nice and sincere, BUT colorful, thought provoking, and they certainly kept you on your guard 24/7. I must admit, It do miss that in my life. BUT at least I have those experiences to draw from and use in my writing.
Travel is probably the best to clear your mind and let your muse soar. GET out of the house. Take a weekend and go ANYWHERE to recharge. IT's the best to sweep away the cobwebs in our brains. I managed to write some of my best posts during the A-Z challenge because I was in a different surrounding. Now that summer is approaching, yes it is still in the 50's in May here in Chicago, but we know that summer should be arriving at some point, make the time and leave your desk for the blue skies and sunshine.
So friends, I am going to try to live up to my pal Donna's comment. Try to live life in a new and exciting way each day. Tell me how you manage it all and what fascinating plans you have to excite your muse.