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A Milestone

by Vidya Sury November 22, 2011 12 comments
A milestone

The last two days have been eventful in many ways with yet another major milestone. Not sure if it was a phase, but I felt super-energetic and quite like superwoman. (Oh, wait, I AM superwoman, right? Okay, the jury is out there). I made lists. I accomplished most of the stuff on the lists. I mean, I do this regularly (make the lists) but I don’t always finish everything (yeah, really!).

But, as I was saying, the last two days it is like something is different. I realized what it was quickly enough. A couple of things I had been meaning to do (and set deadlines for) had been pending for a long time and finally, I had gotten started on it. See, my son is growing quickly and the wardrobe we currently have for him is getting somewhat small.

So, I had intended to swap cupboards, namely – empty a built-in wardrobe that is pretty big. This one houses a lot of odds and ends (and more). I wanted to sort it all out and giveaway the stuff we don’t need or use. I’ve made major headway with this and this accounted for my mental peace.

Besides the wardrobe thingy, I got several other things on my list cleared because they were all satellite type to-do’s to the main task.  Funnily, they kept me from ever starting the big ‘un.

Anyway, what with this and that, my #NaNoWriMo is rushing along like nobody’s business. My muse has grabbed me and happily, won’t let go. This reminded me of the times I used to actually write ten or twelve posts or articles a day with total ease. And then, very recently, I was helping someone create course material that involved very strict deadlines and about seven thousand words a day, approximately. So, the NaNoWriMo target of 1666 per day for thirty days intimidated me not at all.

I realized also, that when I sit down to blog (no, actually, am already sitting when the mood to write a post strikes me and I instantly give in to it), I can easily ramble on in excess of a thousand words in under half an hour.  And I usually stop right there only because I know that no one has the patience to listen to a …um….rambler. No, some people do, really.

At the time of writing this, I just updated my word count at the #NaNoWriMo site and felt rather pleased. The odd thing is, I really did not get around to taking action on all the grand organizing and planning I had thought up at the beginning of this challenge. Yet I have been reasonably disciplined. I haven’t sacrificed doing anything I usually do. I did not make any major changes. I only became more focused.

When you discipline yourself to do the things you need to do, when you need to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do, when you want to do them. ~Zig Ziglar

I know I’ll be going on this way for the next nine days, until November 30, 2011 and beyond, because my book is not finished at all. Also, I have two more projects to do as part of my NaNoWriMo goals, regardless of the word count. It is just that I set myself a personal deadline of November 23, 2011 to finish the mandatory word count of 50K and I did.

Why November 23, you ask? Because it is Vidur’s birthday. My little boy turns 14 tomorrow.

Where did the years go?

Milestone Time flies

I am just a sentimental mom, and I feel blessed.

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Terri Sonoda November 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Hi Vidya and Congrats on reaching (and exceeding) the NaNoWriMo 50 K!! I’m so proud of you! I just topped 40K, so I have a ways to go. But Wow, it sure feels good, doesn’t it? And Happy Happy Birthday to Vidur! What a handsome young man. Beautiful pictures!
I just loved this upbeat, fabulous post!
XOXO’s my friend!

Vidya Sury November 23, 2011 at 2:54 am

🙂 Terri, I couldn’t believe myself when I realized I’d crossed the NaNo goal. I don’t write in the same document (paranoia) and use a fresh file each time I sit down. So when I consolidated it to check,and double check – the motivation was great. 🙂 I don’t know what I would do without the love and support of friends like you! Hugs!

Angela Artemis/Powered by Intuition November 23, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Hi Vidya,
First Happy Birthday to your son! And, congratulations on how well your doing with NaNO….excellent! It’s true – when we discipline ourselves to do certain things after a while they not only become easier but, we may find we enjoy doing them more. I loved all the photos too.

Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs November 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm

What a precious son. Happy birthday to him!

Good luck with the writing! You’re moving along admirably!

Vidya Sury November 23, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Thanks, Lisa. We had an awesome day today!

Farila November 24, 2011 at 7:31 am

I am glad you done so much, as I have been lazing around for the past 3 months Sigh!
Loved the pictures of you with Vidur.. You had lovely crop of hair when he was young.

Vidya Sury November 24, 2011 at 4:02 am

Dear Angela, Thank you so much for the wishes, we had a great day yesterday. I am quite thrilled with my NaNo progress, too – and I owe much of my inspiration to wonderful people such as yourself, from your beautiful posts. I am grateful to my virtual and real community.

Vidya Sury November 24, 2011 at 8:02 am

Thanks, Farida. I was able to do “so much” only because I did not “earn” much this month 🙂 Everything takes time. How you doing? What news?

My Inner Chick November 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm

—And I am blessed to know you, dear. :))

Vidya Sury November 26, 2011 at 3:53 am

Ditto, Kim. Love you.

Unknown Mami November 27, 2011 at 5:36 am

I hope Vidur’s birthday was wonderful.

Vidya Sury November 27, 2011 at 5:52 am

Unknown Mami, yes, it was. He thought so, and therefore, so did we 😀


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