By Mr. William
So far 2018 has been an interesting year for a few reasons, with one being my lack of consistency in taking care of business with wheezingaway.com and our Facebook counterpart COPD Travels.
For various reasons and several excuses, I seemed to have taken a very large chunk of the summer off from much of my writing with a very few exceptions, including a brief week where I turned out a small handful of short stories and a longer mid-size story which is still waiting for its finishing touches.
Check the blog listings on wheezingaway.com and you will find that I have not written a ‘Lenny & Me 4 Today’ since early June, nor have I produced more than one ‘Reflections of COPD since late May and a mere three ‘Words of COPD/Asthma’ for June and July combined. Disgraceful it what it is and all I can say at this point to those who fearlessly follow my writings is – I am sorry, very sorry for letting you down.
What I would like to be able to say is that I have been recharging my batteries, sort of. But I’m not sure that is reliable truth as I only feel like I truly recharged them the past five days when the wife and I took a much-needed getaway and had lots of time to talk about getting some organization into our lives.
What I have done the past five weeks is gradually put together a solid game-plan of when I will be writing and what projects I will be writing about. For instance, at least three times a week I will be dedicating time in my schedule for at least a couple of hours in the day for nothing but writing projects or information dealing with this nasty stuff called COPD and severe Asthma, as well as writes that can pertain to nearly anyone with a battle against a Chronic Illness – like my current series in ‘Reflections of COPD’ talking about the 12 Steps for Living with a Chronic Illness.
This week is my kickoff point of leaving my sometimes-bothersome cell phone in a completely different area of the house to help ease up on any possible distractions for at least three hours every morning and three hours every afternoon, plus another couple of hours in the evenings or late night. This will now force me into treating my writing and caring for the COPD/Asthma battle I am fighting on a regular basis. Of course, on weekends I may punt this concentration of times and give myself some much-needed family and puppy time.
My goal at this point is to get back to the point I was at a couple of years ago when I was churning out COPD/Asthma writes and information out on nearly a daily basis. I want to churn the information and guidance stuff out, but maybe just a few times a week so that I can also concentrate on a writing business that is gradually gaining some paying projects, as well as time for the wife, puppy, kids and grandkids.
So, from this point on, plan on finding a minimum of three writings a week, plus a heavy at times sprinkle of readings, studies and information that deals with COPD, Asthma and other chronic illnesses.
One more thing, up to now I have been sharing my blogs from wheezingaway.com on our Facebook page – COPD Travels. From there I would share it again with up to 30 different Facebook pages that deal with COPD, Asthma and/or Chronic Illnesses. That may come to a stop and when it does I will write about it, as reposting to those 30 other Facebook pages can be time consuming and as my other writing projects get more developed, the more time I will need to concentrate on them – but trust me, I will let my faithful followers know.
That wraps it up for now, another promise to keep the writings flowing – only this promise comes with a recharged battery and a number of ideas to check off and cover.
And that my friends, is where ‘Lenny’ and Me are 4 today.
As always, if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.
With that, I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
(Copyright@2018, CrossDove Writer through wheezingaway.com – no part of this write may be used or copied without written permission.)
NOTES: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or Asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer medical founded information.