Question: So, how hard was my Rocktober fest pledge?
Answer: Not very.
Have I actually done anything resembling taking 20 minutes a day every day away from the computer/dog/cat/husband/phone? No.
On the day I took the pledge, I decided to go for a walk by myself to take in the changing leaves. But then Argo started getting all excited when I went for my shoes and I just didn’t have the heart to tell him he wasn’t invited, so I took him with me and the walk was all about trying to keep him from licking trees and fire hydrants.
For several days, I forgot about my pledge completely.
On Monday, I sat down and played guitar – something I haven’t done in years – and thought, okay, this is what I will do with my Rocktober pledge. It’s concrete. It’s not just this amorphous, I’ll spend time with me thing. I’ll spend time playing guitar. I’ll learn a few more chords. Side note, I’m not good, and I never have been. I know about 4 chords total. It even appealed to my practical side, because I convinced myself that it was research for my folk singer project. I mean, my MC plays the guitar, so maybe if I get back to playing, it will enhance my writing. I got all excited about the new plan.
Then, I promptly forgot all about Rocktoberfest again until just now.
Why is it that I can’t do things for me? Does anyone else have this problem?
And yes, I realize in the time I took to write this post, I could have been playing guitar.