At the end of my post yesterday I said I would update you on my progress of memorizing the 50 states and I’d write about writers in a lighthearted manner and now I’m rambling and most English teachers, mine especially, would scream that this is a run-on sentence.
Regardless, my Sunday is going well. My progress on learning the 50 states—spellings and settings—is coming along. As for the promised post about writers, I shall present to you the below…
The Promised Lighthearted Post On Writers (I left out the “being single” part yesterday; forgive me please):
Being Single And Being A Writer On Valentine’s Day
With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, I figured I’d climb the love bandwagon (not literally, just figuratively) to some extent by writing about this fabulous holiday or half-holiday since most people don’t have the day off this Friday. Did I mention that serious writers never have any days off? Yep, writing is not just a stop-and-go kind of gig; it’s a life-long commitment.
Keep in mind this article is intended to be lighthearted, humorous, and comical.
Never fear being single and being a writer this Valentine’s Day. Here’s why:
- You save money. Let’s be honest. For every rich writer in the world, there are plenty of penniless ones. What do they say again? Oh right, the truth hurts. In any case, if you’re a single writer on February 14th, you can sleep peacefully knowing you won’t have to spend a cent on someone else. That isn’t to say you can’t spend some money on yourself. Go buy your mind a book, buy your mouth some chocolate, buy yourself anything you can afford.
- You are free to do as you please. Freedom is everything in the writing world. All writers enjoy the freedom, the liberty, the independence that comes with being a writer. In fact, most people wish to have free will and some choice in life. If you’re single, you make your own rules. Not just on V-Day but every day of the year. Do something that triggers those happiness hormones in your body. Preferably, reading or writing. Or, if you prefer blogging, blog. You don’t have the burden of working around somebody else’s schedule. You just have to worry about your own. Determine your own fate. Don’t let your significant other (or lack thereof) stop you from living your life.
- You can wear what you want. This last point is perhaps my favourite. You can wear what you want. You can dress up or dress down. You can throw on layers or throw off layers. Ironically, February 14th is a day where you don’t have to worry about impressing others. Go ahead, throw on your pajamas. I know how comfortable they are. Even better you need not worry about your weight on this special day. Besides, you can always hit the gym some other time. Like before summer comes along. Or after you publish your novel. If that is the case, you’ll be appearing on TV and magazines and newspapers and book signings. Now that’s an urgent excuse to use your gym membership instead of letting it collect dust in the corner of your drawer. Until then, you can rest easy knowing you are able to wear something that you actually want to wear without the pressure of someone scrutinizing your body.
Single writer this Valentine’s Day. Check. Double check. Triple check.