Daily Thoughts 85: When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Author's selfieI had a plan today. I wanted to fine-tune the sequencing of my morning routines. I pictured a priority-based approach that started with getting up and going for a walk, followed by meditation, drawing, breakfast, and then getting ready for work. I’m not sure what happened, but I ran out of time along the way and didn’t eat breakfast or get anything together for lunch.

Never mind. I adapted. I stopped at the QFC on my way to work and grabbed some fruit, veggie wraps, and a snack. I stopped at the office to pick up a few things and then went on to the library in Lacey where I planned to spend the day working. After about an hour or so I got a phone call. We had folks out sick and our library in Belfair needed help. Lacking other options, I headed up there, about an hour away. The library wouldn’t close until 5:00 PM, though, so that meant adding an extra hour onto my day.

Things don’t go as planned. Make new plans. Since I had taken care of several key important things this morning (including finishing a short story during my initial morning commute), I felt better about my progress today. I still have studying and assignments to complete tonight, so I won’t be getting in bed early!

I’ll adapt.

Daily Sketch Challenge

Daily Sketch Challenge image This morning I worked on shapes again. I played around with brushes from Matt Dixon. I haven’t loaded the patterns yet. I need to go back and watch the video that accompanied the brushes again. It’s fun trying out the different brushes. In addition to simply practicing my drawing/painting techniques, I’m also working on continuing to development my understanding of, and use of, Photoshop and the other digital painting applications that I have available.

Author: Ryan M. Williams

Writer and artist, Ryan M. Williams, author of more than twenty novels, writes across a range of genres including fantasy, science fiction, romance, paranormal, and mystery. He holds a Master of Arts from Seton Hill University in writing popular fiction. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Pocket Books, WMG Publishing, and in On Spec Magazine. He currently attends San Jose State University, pursuing a Master of Information and Library Science degree.