I thought I would be on an airplane to San Francisco at this very moment. That was until I tried printing my boarding pass last night. I discovered I am not going today. I’m booked for Friday.
Today is a FREE DAY. It’s a “get out of jail free card.”
I about freaked out. What would I do with a free day? I had no plans in Everett; my mind was on the city where people leave their hearts.
Slow down. Breathe! You were just bequeathed 24 luxury hours without obligation and no big tab. You can do something astonishing. What will it be?
In my mind, luxury always starts with a fresh book. This morning I sat down and opened Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share your Creativity and Get Discovered.
Kleon says your work doesn’t exist until it is whirling around on the web. Wake-up call! Mine is in journals. I’m a bl—ging procrastinator!
He then talks about the sharing process. Maybe I should delineate: “sharing the process.”
I thought I had to get my product published before I could tweet about it. Trust me. I have a product–it’s spread across 10 years, dozens of journals, and hundreds of charts. It came in the 3 AM wake-up call that transformed my life!
With these thoughts whirling around in my head I used some of my luxury minutes to walk my neighborhood cleansing the palate of my mind.
I came up with two ideas. 1. Invite some neighbors to dinner. 2. Blog daily during May.
Once home, I opened my journal and considered what might happen if I wrote 300 words on process for 31 days?
As someone has said, “You never know until you try.”
Whether you stick around to watch my process doesn’t matter. What does matter is that one woman is not succumbing to retirement and snow birding in a generally southern direction. Instead, she is considering today and the next who-knows-how-many-tomorrows-she-may-have as luxury hours in which to let the world know how the Transforming Intruder invaded her life during a long succession of early morning encounters.
Who knows? Maybe you’re not ready to go south either. San Francisco can wait; so can Arizona–and mini-golf.
It’s time to investigate the underbelly of a flourishing life.
Marlee Huber ~ For YOUR FLOURISHING LIFE!