#31Days: Day Seventeen (or, the day my brain won’t focus)

I have a lot of things going on right now, both work and non-work. I am super busy and am super thankful for the extra hour I’ve given myself every morning (or else, I’d be perhaps more intense than I currently am which would be terrifying for all.) This week, I’ve used my hour primarily to get my life together via dishes, laundry and cleaning my floors because an entire planet of ants decided to take up residence in my bathroom/hallway.

I loathe bugs.

Back to this, I thought of nine different things I could write about today but my brain flitted away from all ideas before I could dive in far enough to draw any inspiration. Instead, I’m sharing a few items I’m finding particularly useful or inspiring right now.

This quote: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
(Theodore Roosevelt,  “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on April 23, 1910)

This album: Harlequin Goodnight by Forest Sun. Most epecially Be Kind to You and Diamond.

This list: Because Munch retired last night and I was very sad. SVU will never be the same.

This post: Five reasons to keep emergency cake in the freezer. Because we all have those days.

This attitude: My friend since I was 10 (that’s a title right?) Audrey is joining me in spirit from Austin on early morning workouts lately and she shared these thoughts on the issue: “If you’re doing something just to change it or because you don’t like it, it’s going to feel bad. But if you’re doing something to realign to positive, it’ll help your attitude. When I’ve been getting up to work out, I tell myself I’m doing it because I love my body not because I hate it. It flips how I look at it, and how I approach my workout.”

So, take this for what it’s worth…a lot.



This is the seventeenth post in a series, 31 Days of 6 a.m. To see a list of all posts from the month of October, click here. If you would like to have these posts delivered directly to you, enter your email address in the form located at the top right of the home page.



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