Sunday, January 24, 2010


Dr. Oz on the Oprah show proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to
finish all the things you have started and have never finished." Therefore, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and had not finished. Before leaving for work this morning I finished off a bottle of Pinot Noir, a half full bottle of fine 15 year old Scotch, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, those two little white pills left over from Burning Man, 5 vials of Chinese Royal Jelly and a box of fine dark German chocolates.
You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now.

I received the above from my wonderful sister and it started me thinking. What projects have I started and never finished? In other words, how freaking good do I feel.

Before I began writing, I spent time restoring old tube radios. This is a hobby with many rewards. Bringing a vintage radio back to life is like visiting a bye-gone era. Imagine sitting in front of a 1940s radio and the listening to the news that Pearl Harbor was just bombed. On the other hand, how about turning on your radio on a Friday afternoon and listening to the sounds of Glenn Miller.

Three years ago, I began writing my first novel. Consequently, my radio projects fell by the way side. I now realize that in order to feel good about myself I need to balance one with the other. My resolution this year is to restore one radio a month and continue writing my second novel.
What are your unfinished projects? How freaking good do you feel?

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