I am limited in my writing right now with tendinitis in my right shoulder. You never know how much you need your predominate arm until you loose the use of it.
The X-ray shows inflammation around the rotator cuff. Thankfully, I am not looking at surgery, just using ice on it and taking anti-inflammatory meds. It should heal in time.
I am not one to be happy sitting and resting. I like to be busy even though I am not always up and running about. Today I concentrated on resting my arm and putting the ice pack on it. But I did have a long telephone conversation with my brother and another with one of my sisters. With my usual schedule, I find that just taking time to talk with my family gets to be difficult.
I am purposely slowing down my lifestyle. If everything I think I need to do right now doesn't get done until next week, will it matter a year from now?
But if I don't talk to my dear sisters and my brothers - if I put off visiting and spending time laughing and reminiscing with them - it could matter very much in a year, especially to me.
We are the choices we make. I am making the choice to live more deliberately and less stressfully. I am making the choice not to let others define who I am or who I should be.
Therefore, I am not teaching a class at Writers Circle until October or November. I am taking a long vacation away from my computer and the telephone. I am going on a retreat where I have no responsibilities.
But my friend, Paul Donovan, will teach again on Saturday, September 25 and again on Saturday, October 4. We will post more on his subjects soon.