On the Train

Trains make me feel productive.  I like to get on, crack open my computer, and slip into my space.  This gets me thinking about productivity. What do you need to accomplish each day to feel productive?  Yesterday, I got to the end of the day and I wasn’t quite sure what I accomplished.  I know that I fed people and sort of cleaned the house but in the end it never was something that I could measure.

That’s what I like about writing.  It’s an easy measure.  Yes, I wrote 3,000 words.  I edited ten pages.  Teaching can give you the same satisfaction.  I taught six new concepts. I graded thirty papers.  Easy.

I’m thinking maybe summer is about how well you measure fun.  How many beach days can you fit into the week?  How many hikes can you accomplish before the snow flies?  How many meals can you eat outside under the stars?  This is especially important if you live in Maine where perfect weather is fleeting.  There is no point in measuring our days in the same way.

I’m heading to Boston.  I’m going to accomplish the one project that I haven’t done this spring.  I’m going to do it in one day–beginning, middle, and end.  Then I will close the door to my churning brain and let it rest awhile.  I wonder how that will go?

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Crazed writer living on the coast of Maine! Attempting to blog daily in fifteen minutes or less.
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8 Responses to On the Train

  1. Pingback: Julie True Kingsley: On the Train « NESCBWI Kidlit Reblogger

  2. Lisa Sinicki says:

    Don’t leave us hanging. What is the big project in Boston?

  3. Hah! Don’t you love my mystery? It’s the story app idea in Boston. I’m going to work on the itinerary today.

    • Gill says:

      You don’t know me. I saw your pic’s of mistake island and wanted to tell you they (GSA) are selling it (the lighthouse). FYI. I liked your pics of the place. The boathouse goes with it (any more pics)? p.s. good blog

      • I didn’t know that they were selling Mistake Island. I’m hoping that it finds itself in good hands!Thanks for commenting.

      • Eiffer Goetz says:

        Mistake Island was first offered to non-profits so a group formed (Jonesport) to be that- but was turned down (park service) because they did not have the loot up front to fix the cracks(?). Is the place cracked that bad? How annoying is the foghorn? Turn it into a hostle and use the (donations ) to pay the masons. Free slobsters for the paint-crew(s) donated by the oceanographers who hole up there for some research and dive lessons. Oar, just find one rich person with nothing better to do with their money than the right thing. You tell me…is Moose-a-bec Island worth the effort? I will look for myself. who’s got a boat? :}

      • House Island in Casco Bay is for sale as well. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when it’s sold.

  4. eric says:

    Did you blog about the train while on the train? Very nice.

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