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Someday is today

Garbage bag

This morning when I woke up at 5:00 a.m.,  I fed the cats and then I went to the basement and sat in my chair in front of my computer. I started to write a story about a lost camera. I was going to pretend to be Nancy Drew and write, The Mystery of the Lost Camera. After I had written a few paragraphs, I couldn’t concentrate. The sun hadn’t risen yet and I wanted to be outside attacking weeds, not sitting inside pretending to be a detective.

Using a shovel I attacked the weeds in the flower bed. The weeds are gone.

Now I am preparing to do battle with my basement.

Last week I couldn’t concentrate on writing so I rearranged the furniture in my house. I moved all of my writing books and supplies into the basement. My writing books had been scattered in different areas of the house and I couldn’t remember where I put my Dictionary of Quotations or my copy of Turning Pro.

Now, to get to my painting studio and writing area I have to walk past “the mess in the basement.”  The basement I ignore. The basement I will clean, “someday.”

Guess what?

Someday is today. 

I have a box of 90, 33 gallon, drawstring, black, garbage bags. I have the tools to succeed. Today is someday.

Garbage bag

Is there is a project  you are dreading? Did you know, someday is today?

Please tell me in the comments. I would love to chat.


About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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  • Hello Shelley,
    Will you please show me a photograph of your new room? Great job having someday be today.
    I found my book and have filled five garbage bags, two for the garbage and three for the thrift store.
    Now, back to work.

    • Shelley

      I will be happy to post pictures of my progress. I have a little more to go to put it all back together. Glad you had such a productive day. Happier you found your book!