Some things you just do for your kids! I needed an excuse, a reason, a push, a shove to write again and Nick accommodated me by asking me to challenge him to write every day over the next seven days. We’re busy this time of year. I’m working nearly fifty hours a week and talking constantly throughout those hours. Nick, my middle and the one who most aspires to being a writer, has a family of his own and along with a multitude of responsibilities with his business has a vacation coming up before the challenge is over. Yet we are Jordans and we will not back down from a challenge. I’m taking it a step further and challenging myself to publish each night. I can assure you it will be past the midnight mark when the publish button is pushed as I am working until 11 pm the next three nights, yet the Challenge beckons.
“What will I write about?” I asked Nick. He gave me a typical “Nick answer” like “Well I was listening to a podcast about online dating and thinking about how weird it is and how hard the dating lifestyle is so from that perspective, I think you should write about the happiness you can find by trying to find the right person for you to spend your life with.” I mentioned that I would bring that under consideration. When he replied, “You asked.” I answered, “Some things in life you do regret.” That son of mine then took that last sentence and wrote his whole blog about it. Without giving me credit for the line, I might add.
I had the idea of taking the same line and going for it, but I have about 97 unfinished documents in my WordPress files that I thought might provide the fodder for this particular project. We writers write, I keep telling Nick, and here is my offering for tonight: