Have you ever made chili or spaghetti sauce? One of those things that takes all day to cook and simmer?
That is what writing tip #8 makes me think of. It says to build. The advice was to develop a system and a pattern for working, show up and do it, finish something and pull together a team or a network.
That is rather a tall order. I guess if one pushes one’s self it could all be done in a day. The thing of it however is, it will need to marinate to flourish.
So it feels like one of those mornings when I set out to make chili. Either the pre morning when I set the beans out to soak or the morning of the chili making when they are done and it is time to assemble the sauce.
Everything goes into the pot and I mix it up. Then I set it to simmer stirring occasionally for hours. It is still going to be better the next day after refrigeration and reheating has taken place.
The first time I learned of this was when I decided one day to make pizza sauce. I was either frustrated with one I had purchased or elbow deep in homemade pizza dough and realizing I did not have a can handy in the pantry as I had imagined.
We had successful pizza for dinner that night. What was amazing was it tasted even better the next day!
The work you do today, with intention, purpose and the end in mind will feel good today.
No one ever said accomplishment for the sake of accomplishment is bad. There is just so much gravy after that. More on the other side.
When you hit publish on a blog post that is success. When readers react to it that is the morning after reheat where the post is not just alive but it is bearing fruit.
I am reminded of other great things I have begun. The steps that it took to bring things all together at the beginnings, who was involved or surrounding me. I think of all the preparation and planning.
Having that come together is a joy and a release. Where it goes from there is that next level you wait for with as Frank in the Rocky Horror Picture Show said it best anTiciPatIon.
Sometimes you wait pensively. Other times like a gardener you work around the waiting.
You diligently water and maintain the empty space where you are expecting plants to soon appear.
Who's with me? Go. Do. Be. Rejoice!