Saturday, March 28, 2015

On A Wing And A Cliche

This week began with hope--productive phone calls, successful home editing, a feeling that things were happening, even if they weren't quite the things I'd had in mind (and these days, who really ends up doing what they'd had in mind?). By week's end, what had started out bright had suddenly become dim. And I wanted to figure out why...which I did, in part with the help of a few cliches...

That's just how life is. After all, who can maintain the strong start of a Monday through five days of ups and downs?

You are only as good as your last job. This makes no sense, really. Some of my best work has been on earlier jobs. Yet, it is true that your confidence about "being good" does come from your most recent job, and as that gets farther away, it can be hard to feel as though you are any good at all.

A body in motion stays in motion. Armed with a list of what to do, anyone can spin through Monday. The trick is to keep that motion going, right through Friday.

Tomorrow is another day. It's true. It doesn't mean you should give up too soon on today, but it is a reminder that not everything you need to have happen needs to happen every day.

It's cliche, I know, but there's a reason why these little phrases have stuck around so long. And so, we move on. Sometimes, that's all you can do.

As time goes by.

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