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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Adversity Isn't Forever

It's been an incredibly difficult week. Friday should be better.

I am juggling quite a few things more than usual. And the economic news has been bumming me out too. I don't like the patterns I'm seeing. The only thing that makes it worse is that I'm usually right about these things. I don't want to be right this time.

As I told one of my buddies recently, all I can do is outlast adversity. It's my only defense.

In the coming months I should have more available time for writing. Huzzah!! I want to make it count. I also need to make it pay, otherwise it will drain our resources.

MySpace: They get one last chance to do right by me. You can still see my site. But I have no way of getting messages from MySpace administrators. When I moved, it was one of the sites I forgot to change to my new email address.

Now I am stuck. I sent them everything they asked for in order to change the email address to the new one. My email seems to go through a computer filter and I get an automated message that seems to have nothing to do with what I'm asking it to do. My guess is the computer is picking up keywords like "email address" and sending me MY old email address and password as if I had forgotten it.

This is my third attempt to try to get them to update my email address. If it doesn't work this time, I am deleting the account. I don't think it's worth the trouble.

Twitter: I have to admit, I do like Twitter. I don't post a lot and I have only a few followers, but that's okay. If you'd like to follow me, this should take you there.

Painting: I have totally immersed myself in the study of writing, but every once in a while, especially when I hear news about a painting workshop coming up, I get this pang of guilt and nostalgia. I miss painting. I don't have time for it anymore, but I do miss it.


Tara Maya said...

I hear ya.

I also like to paint and write. Tend to alternate them, though in my ideal, 48-per day world, I would do a little of both each day.

Maria Zannini said...

Hi Tara! Wouldn't it be nice to have more than 24 hours a day--and still have the energy to do stuff? LOL!

I was a full time artist before I was a writer. I guess it's something that will always be a part of me.

Tia Nevitt said...

I understand about the painting. I am a calligraphic artist, and I have done very few works since the birth of my child. It's just too difficult to do with a child around. It will have to wait seven or eight years, till when she's a teenager and no longer has time for me.

Fortunately, it's a skill that's easy to pick back up, once you've mastered it. Unlike, say, playing the piano.

Maria Zannini said...

Hi Tia,
I think you're right. It's not like I'll lose the ability. I guess I just feel guilty because it seems I've turned my back on it when really I've only put it on the back burner for now.