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Well, when I tried to figure out how to spell perseverence this AM while my eyes still wanted to close, it occurred to me that spelling the word wasn't the only thing I needed to do. I needed to learn what it meant.
I have been being very lax lately with writing. I haven't been in the act of perseverence. Here is the definition:
1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
And might I add, the word has a life origin of 1300! That word has been in our vocabulary since 1300 AD -- so why is it so hard to understand and follow?
One thing I find in my world that keeps me lagging is working a full-time job. It's hard to get up at 530 AM, get coffee going, walk for health, keep a diet/exercise log, pay bills, tend to the family dog, and get writing in before hitting the showers at 630 AM to toddle off to do an 8 hour day.
But I have done this before! Heck, I have written three full length books this way!
So what is my deal?
I think it's indolence, more than anything else. As I go, I realize that Netflix was created by geniuses and it is neat to have a video at my fingertips every other day. It's also inspiration, or lack thereof. I need to go somewhere away from home for a time, and be inspired by new settings, new experiences. I get sort of sluggish at times.
So are you inspired? Have you been showing perseverence lately? Share with us your methods. What works for you? Heaven knows I may try it!