I didn't have a good day.
You can tell I'm practicing my writing skills, because I did my best to not embellish that statement. I didn't add "very". I didn't add "!!!!!!!". I didn't include a zillion adjectives or adverbs. But just because I did not do any of that does not mean I didn't have a very very !!!!!!!!!!! terribly awfully horrendously abhorrently incredibly sucky day, because I did!
Ordinarily I would not share that thought with you. I'm one of those "in with the bad, out with the good" type people - no one needs to hear more bad things, life is difficult enough! But I shared that with you for one reason. As I've posted about before, I've been doing the 750 words thing. Most of the time I blather on for about 450 words, then I actually write/story tell for another 300 or so words. That's what I intended to do tonight, since I obviously had lots to blather on about. About 200 words into my typing, I realized I had jumped right in to my story. No preface. No blathering. No nothing. Just picked up where I'd left off last night and moved right along.
This morning I went out and did about 40 minutes of tai chi as a way to calm and focus myself. I was pleased that it worked so well. Tonight, writing had the exact same affect. It took me away from my day, from my stress. I can't begin to express how incredibly amazed and happy I am about this.