I saw the Blue Bloody Super Moon!
(but I cheated!)When I got up at 2:45am, local (Mountain) time, the moon looked just like it had when I went to bed. Beautiful, true, but neither large, blue or bloody.
So, I went downstairs, got comfy in my easy chair and tuned the TV to the NASA channel: There it was! Our big, beautiful FULL moon! Filled the screen, no binoculars or telescope needed.
I settled in for the long haul, draped the afghan over my legs, decided I would go outside only when the moon was fully eclipsed, and.....
Fortunately, I had hit the "Record" button as soon as I got downstairs, thinking my sleeping wife could also participate and still get her much-needed sleep. What a nice guy, right?
So, is there a message here for our participation in WA? I think there may be. Maybe not new, not profound, not unique, but still a couple of things we need to keep reminding ourselves:
1) Prepare! In this case, it was the alarm set for the reported onset of the eclipse, modified to fit our local time.In concrete terms, do all those things that get you ready to do the best writing of your career, whatever those things might be for you.
2) Overcome! I sure didn't feel like getting up a mere 4 hours after I finally went to bed last night. But I told myself this was an opportunity never to be repeated, at least in my lifetime, so just do it! The spillover lesson here is to just get at it, and write! There are hundreds, maybe thousands of posts here relating to overcoming procrastination; find them, try them until you find the one or two that get you going, and employ them on a consistent basis.
3) Use technology! If we didn't have a DVR, didn't subscribe to NASA's online presence, I would have totally missed that lifetime opportunity. For our writing, we have lots of electronic assistance available. Personally, I use word processors and note takers to keep outlines and future writing concepts, naturally I'm using my high-speed internet connection as I write this, but there are many other helps we can employ.I still anticipate the promised pleasure of using Site Content, once I reach that point in my training.
Just keep writing!