by | Jun 4, 2012

I really need to stop posting bad poetry. Sometimes I’m 15 again. I don’t even know where the urge comes from – I’ve never been terribly interested in writing poems. I do appreciate poetry, and I enjoy poetic language, but this teen-angsty crap has got to stop! It’s just sitting there, mocking my from the top of the page. I really just needed to post something to move it out of the way. Hmm… do I need embarrassing incentives to keep me writing?

Plus, things are looking up. There is something about this time of year that makes me happy: the extra daylight, the warmer (but not too hot) temperatures, the mosquitoes are non-existent, BBQs, campfires, festivals… Seriously, I have no reason to be whining.

I tweeted this last week:

Friends are awesome, but life is too short to stay home when you don’t have a date. My new philosophy: if you want to do something, do it.

marsha (@amanova) June 01, 2012

I was referring to how I’ve started flying solo at more events, even if I don’t know anyone who’s going to be there. This is new for me, and it’s going well so far. Plus, after putting this out there I got a reply that included a link to an amazing blog post on How to Have the Best Summer Ever.


In fact, I’m going to eat my lunch outside right now.