Seeking joy and meaning in a joyless mind and meaningless existence

Monday, August 6, 2012

Austerity Measures

Today is Day 1 of my austerity measures in my diet and personal finance.  I have a long history of vacillating between overindulgence and austerity.  In the two weeks I was supposed to be changing my eating habits to stave off diabetes, I've been drinking (a lot!) and eating pretty much whatever I wanted.  All that alcohol is expensive, and I have completely lost control of my finances.  But all I can do is try once more.  So far, so good with the diet, although I usually get black-flagged on the last lap when I freak out on my "hungry" medicine.  I've got a crick in my neck, and I was going to go get a chair massage at lunch.  But I decided to save my money instead.  Like I said, so far, so good.  Talk to me in a week, however.

One By One

So far I've gotten rejections from three of the magazines I sent poems to and the one magazine I sent a short story to.  It's hard not to get discouraged when nobody seems interested in what I'm serving up.