Do you ever have those days when you wake up full of energy with fun plans for the day and then look out the window and crawl back into bed?
Ah, October on the prairies=snow and horrid traffic.
My plans for today’s post was going to be a review of the new movie A Star Is Born.
However, one look out my lovely townhouse bedroom bay window and I decided to indulge in a fantasy of staying home and watching endless television.
I’ve done this before, as a result of having a tooth extraction and dental implant surgery but it’s much more enjoyable pain-free.
I still go to the movie theatre. I love the movie theatre.
I was 13 the first time I went to a movie theatre. I lied to my mom and said I was going to spend the afternoon at my friend’s house. My friend and I went to our local small-town movie theatre and watched Twister. This was 1996.
It was the best thing ever.
Editor's note: said movie theatre way too many times in that last paragraph.
At 16, I stopped going to church with my parents and instead of the weekly Bible study they hosted every Wednesday, I’d go to the movie theatre. Doesn’t matter what movie was playing, I was there.
Since then, the theatre is where I go, alone, to relax and sometimes process thoughts in the dark.
I didn't leave my house today. I'm working on my website lenorafaye.com I received some important business advice-never build a business on the back of someone else's algorithm.
Meaning-as much as Facebook is helping me get the word out on my Childfree by choice blog, I need to own my own website where I have complete control over what happens. My best writing will be posted directly on my site. I will use social media to help spread the word.
In the next two years, the site will feature my published novels and original music as well as my blog and animated short videos.
This is my piece of the internet where I have complete creative freedom. It's a large project, especially when I'm in the early stages, but I'm only relying on myself and my creative brain and I am aware of what I'm capable of.
The biggest lesson I have learned
When you have the feeling of what is possible, it takes a minute for your real life to catch up with that feeling.
Example- I'm feeling that my life is heading in an exciting direction because I'm writing. I don't know exactly what the next 10 years will look like but it feels right. In reality, I have 50 people a day reading my posts. Not always the same 50 people either. 50 is a very tiny number.
Obviously, I'm not earning money from writing, and that's on purpose. It's not time yet. I want it to be time, but it's not. I'm building something. No great movie is ready for viewing the moment the idea hits the paper.
In the short term, hopefully, this time tomorrow I'm writing a glowing review of A Star Is Born.
Have a lovely day.
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Former Fantastic Violinist