This morning, while walking the dogs, I thought about the “April A~Z challenge.” Last year, I participated, writing every day of the month, with posts guided by the coordinating letters of the alphabet. Should I do it again this year?
“I should do it again this year,” I said to myself. I could do posts about art, now that I’m getting some time in the studio. Art in general, Block-printing, Collage, Drawing, Encaustic…the topics ran through my head. Or, I could do a month of lists! I have missed making lists! Aspirations, Books, Complaints, Daily Duties…possibilities are there.
It was later, after I’d showered, dressed and was on my way to work, that I realized it is already, today, the last day of March. Maybe it’s too late to sign up. In any case, it might be too much for me to take on. This is spring.
Spring, already, with all that it brings. There are, of course, all the spring activities. When the snow melts away, there are flower beds to clear and garden beds to plant. There is raking to do, wind-fall to be picked up, grass to mow. There are also a dozen things that were supposed to be winter activities, that are not yet finished. If they are going to get done, now is the time, before the rush of summer. Plus, I have a new commitment to studio time. And a new exercise regimen. And a new dog.
Still, I like the idea of this new challenge. I’ve missed writing regularly; this would be a good way to get back in the habit. Even if it’s too late to sign up, I could do it on my own. And maybe I will. Only maybe.