*’To begin an activity that has been suspended for a long time; to return to something after a long time, especially when there is a need to regain former familiarity or facility.’* (Source Wiktionary.org)
It really has been quite a long time, since I’ve taken the time to make some new posts here. In my defense (not that I’m on trial), life threw me some curveballs and I wasn’t quite sure how to deal with those.
So here I am, about 18 months later, typing away on my old trusty notebook.
I’m using Writemonkey, which has a distraction free mode. You can choose your own colours for background and font. Mine are: black background and a light blue font and the best feature imho is the sounds that accompany my typing: the sound of a typewriter! It may sound silly, but hearing the typewriter noises makes me feel more productive! As if I’m actually accomplishing what I planned out to do.
And the question is of course: what have I planned?
The answer to that question is not completely clear yet.
My blog (and site) will grow organically with me, while I explore different topics.
But, I have set a challenge for myself to write every day in July. I will track it via Camp NaNoWriMo. You can see that here.
The goal is a minimum of 10.000 words in 31 days. That would be 323 words in a day. Seems doable, right?
At least I think so. Now if only I can make sure that I won’t get distracted by 101 things…
So far my distractions have been:
– figuring out a way to sync my files to the cloud and bypassing the fact that my notebook has no support for google drive. That was a lot of fun…not really! It took about one hour and a half of my time. (But hey, I managed to make it work, woohoo!)
– adorable distractions of my cat. He does like to tempt fate by wanting to test out electric cables.
– loud and obnoxious children outside. The heatwave in Belgium might be gone, but there is too much warmth left in my apartment; windows need to be open to get some cooler, fresh air in.
– and let’s not forget the thoughts that swirl around In my head, but try to ignore, so I can accomplish my mini-goal of the day!
Tomorrow I’ll be working on the post about the name of my domain. How it came to be, what it means to me now, what it meant when I chose it and what it could mean in the future.
Have a good rest of your day and see you next time!