Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond (birdhousefrog) wrote,
Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond

Resolutions and Reflections

I'm not much of one for resolutions on the first day of the year. I tend to resolve throughout the year...why wait? The time to change is always now.

I'm working on moving more, on losing the 25 pounds that leapt back on me the past year, on finishing stories that are started, on pursuing new ones. Tax season is coming and I'm not too happy about that...I always have trouble writing during tax season. The rest of the year I'll do anything to avoid sitting in the chair and finishing something. During tax season, I'm aching to write instead of crunching numbers all day.

E transitioned from a 3 hour kindergarten and short summer camp days to full school days in September. That's when my life improved. It began to improve in the summer when she had the most amazing day camp experience and Ritalin began to have an effect on her ability to learn and retain information. I've had 2 years in hell trying to 'fix' her and finally she's taking flight. She's still a major work-in-progress, but she hit the curve and has been climbing steadily instead of flatlining her way through academics and life. I'm not a fan of long-term medication. I despise it, distrust it. And I hate seeing that it has a positive impact. No lie, no argument. It's a miracle that helps her learn what she needs to know in life. Did I say I hate it?

Off of that. May other parents never experience the half of it.

World Peace. Is that so much to ask?

World Peace, a completed novel draft and some stories out looking for homes. A child that continues to grow and learn and amaze me. Some time alone with weatherdude. A good growing season. Healthy pets. Healthy humans. Deer ticks that stay away or at least are disease-free. Little things like that. Looking at that list, some of those things I can impact.


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