Posted by Kelli Joan Bennett
Day 187. Okay, I’m going to make this full disclosure Thursday. I’m a compulsive confessor, so let me just get all of this off my chest right now. First of all, I can’t get out of vacation mode! There’s just too much watermelon to eat. Too much barbeque to smell. Too much grass to run my toes through. Second of all, I did not complete my writing crusade! Like that’s a surprise. I’m sure you noticed I stopped mentioning it back around the week of June 18 when I was supposed to be done by the 22nd! And finally, to top it off, I broke my ban from Amazon! UGH. I was only supposed to order my supplements. Yeah, you know where this is going.
I save like $25 if I buy them on Amazon instead of at Whole Foods, which is awesome but then, I gave myself an inch. I said, “just one book. Just one.” I ordered three new books! I have an excuse for the first book, which is my friend Anita Finlay’s Dirty Words on Clean Skin, because I can’t buy it anywhere but Amazon. Technically, I can use that excuse for the second book, too. It’s by a woman I just met on Twitter whose energy and tweets I adore, While I was Learning to Become God by Roxana Jones, and the third book is On the Road by Jack Kerouac, which is research for my screenplay—I know, I know, I said I was going to get that one from the library. I’m sorry! I broke down, people, I broke down! I’m not proud. But, the ban went back into effect the minute I pressed confirm order. And it’s just too beautiful outside to stay mad at myself for long. After all, nothing lasts forever, right? Certainly not summer or bans or, I hope, not writer’s block.
Until tomorrow, create from what you have…summer relapses.