Day 221 – Filling the Well
This week I needed a confidence booster so I got my eyebrows waxed, which quickly spiraled into a pedicure and a set of solar nails. Huge splurge, but damn I needed it. A little dash of feminine polish. I don’t see myself as a girly girl, but man does a little revel in the frivolous refresh me. I suppose it’s because this summer has been so heavy. Too many deaths touched my circle of friends these past few months. Too many reminders that life is short and unfair. My well needed something light and adolescent, a tiny reminder that there is still so much life to be lived and tiny joys to indulge in.
Writing is going very well. My hours are increasing naturally and the flow I experience during each session is growing as well. My word count, in terms of those I keep rather than all those I produce in a day, is appallingly low. I am a slow reader so it’s only natural that I’d be a slow writer. It stresses me out if I think about how slowly I go, but I’m practicing self forgiveness and allowing myself to move at a snails pace just as long as things keep moving forward everyday and I enjoy myself. That little bit of forgiveness is making this project much easier to show up to everyday.
It is easy to be solemn, it is so hard to be frivolous. – G. K. Chesterton
Prompt: Write about a pair of earrings sitting in a glass case.