Early Morning Writing

After chatting/messaging back and forth with my friend Alison, I’ve decided to try some early morning writing. Hello 5am! As if it wasn’t enough that I thought Lex waking up at 5 was a good idea, now I’m doing too, just so I can do some work? I suppose it’s not fair to call it work though. I’ll be writing.

… and probably primarily in this blog. You know, the blog I hardly ever update? Between the day job, mixed with being a dad, topped off with me just generally liking the feeling of a soft pillow to my face, I’ve really given myself hardly any time to write in Book Three. Hence, early morning writing.

Which now brings me to the question…

Should I Really Be Writing?

Alison asked me to think about the things that I enjoy doing. The things that to some, may feel more like work  but for me, will be something I might do in my time off. Because I want to have an outlet where I can write (aka, the blog)… it seemed kinda natural. Really, it’s matter of creating content behind an idea I have yet to find. I’m okay being very vague about that idea though. Even though to those who might read or stumble across the blog, it may sound like I’m just rambling on and on about small piddly things. Ugh. To you guys, I apologize.

I’m the type of person that cannot invest a lot into things, be it physically and emotionally, until I feel fairly certain that it can survive. Like planting the seeds to our tiny garden earlier this spring, it wasn’t until we saw the seedlings that I knew there was a chance we might be lucky enough to have beans and carrots by the summer. That is unless Xavi picks them all before they get big enough.

Carrots beginning to grow

So yes, maybe my early morning hobby will someday help in my overall blog focus, but until that time comes, I think I’m just going to try and enjoy the experience as a whole. You know, the reason why you do the things you do! I just need to make a habit out of waking up at 5am, along with Lex of course.

What to Write About

My biggest issue now is to not let this exercise turn into a daily journal where I don’t actually end up posting anything; it’s not like I keep things hidden inside a Google Doc or something. Like I had mentioned, to me right now I’ve got a whole bunch of seeds that are bound to do anything. If the peppers take off for some reason, I’ll focus on those just so I can do at least one thing right.

In the past, I’ve written about Disney trips, Disney runs, moving to San Diego and everything else I think is worthy enough to write a few paragraphs about. I guess it makes sense to continue down that path, although I feel a little unorganized with that strategy. I’m the type of person who likes to over prepare for things because I have a perfect image in my head of what I want the end result to be. I’m pretty sure I cannot do that here. Instead, I guess you just get a whole bunch of seedlings.

Grow seedlings, grow!