i am not one for resolutions, but new years does somehow offer the promise of a fresh start – or at least a reminder to get back on track after the holiday melee.
the one thing i choose to return my focus to, as always, is to keep balanced: in mind, body, and soul.
it is a difficult thing to achieve in our current civilization. seems that the more sophisticated we’ve gotten, the more conscious we need to be to keep our lives balanced. here’s what i mean:
the recent election here in the u.s. caused a frenzy of passion and emotions in which i myself participated. it was difficult not to, there was so much at stake. i wrote, i researched, i made videos and posted them to youtube as a way to channel my energy and passion.
while i was happy with the outcome i found myself depressed almost immediately afterwards. still we are in a political deadlock and still because of human greed.
but as the new year settles in i realize i need to focus once more on keeping a balance. i don’t apologize for being passionate about our nation and its future. i do realize though, that it’s not healthy to focus on just one part of life.
in effort to stay focused on writing this year, i plan to write a short story a week to publish on my tumbler account frankiewallace.tumblr. my intention is twofold: keep my imagination working since the book i am writing is very factual based, thus bringing balance to my writing by forcing my creativity somewhat. and it forces me to be consistent.
here’s to a new year. here’s to balance. here’s to a healthy life!