Spring is the time of plans and projects

IMG_0842(The title is a quote from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoi.)
It’s finally starting to look like spring in Québec! Snow is melting fast, temperatures are forecasted to be around 6-10 °C all week, everybody and everything seem to be reviving… including me. Especially me.

The slump in which I had been stuck the first 3 months of 2017 has come to an end. The whole car accident thing is in the past: we got a brand new car, brand new car seat for our daughter which she loves, my husband is undergoing treatment for his neck… all that almost for free thanks to our insurance company.

What’s more, my former employer called to offer me a job as a freelancer. I accepted and they proceeded to send me full-time work for two weeks. That alone will be enough to keep my mind off money issues for a while, but I’m thinking I’ll get even more work in the coming weeks.

blue flower3In March, I’ve also received more visitors on my blog than ever before, and that pumped me to start researching blogging. It was one of my resolutions for the year, and it’s about time I got started! I’ve bookmarked a beginner’s guide to SEO, and I’ll fight hard to make time to read it. It’ll be a first step.

I’m also thinking of moving my “personal ramblings” such as this post to a Facebook page to keep the blog more focused on writing and literature.

To tell you the truth, my energy level and mood are so high that I have about a hundred projects right now, and I know I won’t have the time to do half of them. It’s alright, they’re all aimed at the same goal anyway: to make me a kickass writer.

I’ll be busy this month.

But I’m happy.
magnolia flower

A little Madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.
– Emily Dickinson

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16 thoughts on “Spring is the time of plans and projects

  1. Glad to hear things are going so well for you. I’m afraid I’m the opposite: I have a hundred projects, but not the energy or the focus to tackle them. Nevertheless, I’m plugging along, thankful for the spring, the sunshine, the bird songs. Hoping for a positive report at the Cancer Clinic on the 21st.

    I’m enjoying your articles. Keep it up. You are well on the way to being a terrific writer.

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  2. It’s lovely to hear that all is looking up for you Ida! A new job, a new car, and did you just recently get married (or am I reading too much into the “husband” vs “partner” classification)? Very exciting times indeed. All very well-deserved I must say.
    You could never go wrong with a Tolstoy quote. I could almost visualise Levin rubbing his hands with glee at the prospect of sowing in spring. 😜

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    • Thanks! No we’re still not officially married. I’m not sure we’ll ever be – weddings are so expensive and we’re not religious so… it feels like a waste of money. But I call him my husband because… you know… “common-law partner” is long and ugly, and fiancé doesn’t feel as serious, haha. Besides, in Québec, common-law-partners and married couples have practically the same rights and all.

      Maybe if things ever really “settle down” for us and we have a few thousand dollars to spare, we’ll get legally married. But I’m starting to wonder whether that’ll happen before I retire, haha. Ah, life. It just doesn’t want to stay still.

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    • I’m glad! When it come to personal posts, I never know: “Is it too happy? Too sad? Too personal and who cares about my life anyway?” *chuckles* Typical writer insecurity, I guess. Thanks a lot for the feedback! ^_^

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    • Someday, someday… This year, I want to rewrite/edit my romance novel, but my other novels are more uh… gender-neutral. 😄 They’re also more complicated to write, hence my starting with romance. ^^;

      Thanks for passing by!

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