#40DaysOfBento Day #13

I could complain about my slowish time on the treadmill (14’36″/mile), or I could make sure when I get on it this weekend, I inch closer to my personal best (12’30″/mile) be back in fighting shape by May where I beat my best altogether.

I could sadly reminiscence about all the times I was rejected by magazines and editors – I actually was reading over my Record of Release from 1998 – 2004 and it was depressing  – or I could take those 10-15 year old stories, and make them the shiny stars I know they are and get them published.

I could be angry about an unpublished novel languishing due to someone else’s fear, or I could remove the obstacle, rework it, and have it published by the end of the year.

I spend a lot of wasted time wondering how far I could be if not for trepidation or another’s irrational fear of success, and not enough time remembering that I’m not living for someone else’s gratification. I’ve given up a lot the last few years depending on other people to step up and do the right thing and (I know I keep saying it) but it has to stop. Being “nice” and “understanding” and “patient” isn’t getting me anywhere so we switch to Plan B.

A few people aren’t going to like Plan B, but the important better part is I don’t care that they aren’t going to like it.

Lunch:

Rice, asparagus, salmon teriyaki, sweet peppers, strawberries, cucumbers

#40DaysOfBento Day #13
#40DaysOfBento Day #13
#40DaysOfBento Day #13
#40DaysOfBento Day #13
#40DaysOfBento Day #13
#40DaysOfBento Day #13
#40DaysOfBento Day #13
#40DaysOfBento Day #13

What the what?

What am I doing?

For those just joining, this is my challenge for the next 40 days (Ash Wednesday until Easter). I document these (M-F) days leading up by making healthy lunches every day. You’ll know what day we’re on by how many Plastic Babies are present.

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