Monday, January 7, 2013

Schedule It And They Will Come

Wilson and Ramona, my Tuesday night companions.
Wilson and Ramona, my inanimate friends and travel buddies, are with me every Tuesday evening.  I wasn't sure how much time I would get to spend with them with all the snow on the ground, however, I found some new tennis buddies who enjoy playing on the indoor courts.  Outside temperatures are in the 20's and indoors it feels like summer.

Writing and tennis are my two top passions.  I schedule time for both.  New stories are culled every morning while my wife reads.  Both my passions have their own antagonists.  In tennis, my opponents include a college student with legs thirty years younger than mine.  And in writing, my adversaries are self-doubt, deadlines and uncorked creativity. 

My choices are simple... face my challengers with the expectation of a successful outcome or throw in the towel.  Wilson and Ramona are silent.  My opponents are not.  Neither are the voices in my head.  They urge me to keep going no matter how strong the opposition is.  There are no excuses on my schedule.  I only reserve time to live my dreams.  All I have to do is schedule it and they will come.  Spectators are welcome.  Opponents are appreciated.  And your presence here is reassuring.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to uncork my creativity and share it with you.  What's on your schedule?

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