March: summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Is this invigorating you to get through your to-do list?

Quote from Dickens’ Great Expectations. March is ‘summer in the light, and winter in the shade.’

Dickens got this right, for sure.

It’s an invigorating start to the week.

🎯 That’s useful though as I have lots to do

▪️40k novella edit to begin.

▪️CPD webinars to catch up on.

▪️Some big-picture planning to do.


I also want to make sure I fit in downtime:

🚶‍♀️I’ll go for walks every day.

🔊 I’ll keep listening to my audiobook on the school run, while washing up, on car journeys — currently on with The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.

📖 I’ll read my Kindle during my lunch breaks — almost finished The Testimony of Sal Madge.

☕ Ooh and I’m meeting a member of my accountability group for coffee for the first time. I’m very excited about this. We’ve done Zooms, phone calls, and sent many messages, but it’ll be lovely to see Andy in person.

🌷 And this is the week I’ll start pottering in the garden. The warmth in the sun makes me think it’s time to get the garden furniture out again.

❓How is your week looking? Hope you can fit in some simple pleasures too — like coffee, a good book, some time in nature.

This line about summer and winter, light and shade, feels like it’s got even more resonance at the moment. Grab the simple pleasures where you can.

Published by clairecherryedits Indie Fiction Specialist. Line Editing. Copy Editing. Proofreading.

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