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Losing the Beat

October 2, 2005

For the last year, I’ve been taken with the idea of finding a rhythm to life. Which seems different than time management, or careful planning, or even of necessarily reducing the number of activities in which I engage. It feels like a balance of work and rest, of input and outflow, of engagement and escape. And it is definitely a work in progress.

So I noticed this with some interest. Several weeks ago, with the infertility stakes riding high and with work pressing in hard, I started skipping days of running. Which lead to several consecutive skips, and then whole weeks off. What I didn’t realize is that, at the same time, my writing did the same thing. And now, my days all bleed together as I rush from fire to fire, stoking some and quenching others.

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3 Responses to “Losing the Beat”

  1. dawn says:

    Hey Mike- curious if in your move you might find a new rhythm- sort of wiping the slate clean and beginning the beat again. i am hope to restart my beat nov. 26th.

    Anyway…my real intention in writing this…is I need your new address. It is driving me crazy not having it! Just a few more envelopes to address- your is one of them! :) could you send it to me? dheybrock@yahoo.com

  2. kate says:

    Good practice for parenthood! Hee hee.
    (okay, someone had to say it…)
    Interesting that you apparently had a good rhythm and didn’t realize it. Or did you? Does one know when one has found one’s ‘optimal’ rhythm? And, I guess that would keep changing (?), depending on one’s situation… Hmmmm.

  3. Maggie says:

    Mike, if there is anything we can do for you and Stacy, to help ease the load, please let us know.

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