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Thought for the Day--May 10, 2011: My Nemesis--Procrastination

A prototype book cover: I, Driven: memoir of involuntary commitment __________________________ Procrastination is opportunity's assassin. --Victor Kiam Yesterday, I vowed to get my memoir ready for publication. I have been procrastinating far too long on this project, and I'm not getting any younger. I have concluded that it was time to stop whining about situations for which I have little or no control and start working on those things that I can manage. Now I have finally figured out my status in my family's food chain, I figure it's time to branch out and move in a different direction--by starting right where I am right now. :=) I'm 99.9% certain that I will be self-publishing my memoir. I'm not a celebrity, so traditional publishers are less likely to be interested in my personal history--at least that's the message I have received so far. The good news: self-publishing is becoming more acceptable and even fashionable as traditional publishers founder

Thought for the Day--March 5, 2011: Getting Ready to Go Home

We leave tomorrow (3:00 a.m.) for home. Overall, it's been a good trip, but I look forward to getting back to my internet (I will be posting these daily entries when I get back). It's been weird being cut off from the world. When I lived here, I had internet and cable, so life was pretty normal, at least at home in the flat. Getting accustomed to cultural differences took some adjustment, especially university life. I can sum it up as thus: In America, it's "Hurry up, and wait." In Macedonia, it's "Wait, and hurry up." Everything in the Balkans seems to move along at a snail's pace, and, then, all of a sudden, it's time to get cracking at whatever task needs to be done--which, of course, needed to be done yesterday. LOL Back in July (after coming home after 10 months), I experienced reverse cultural shock; I still have retained a little bit of the "wait, and hurry up" attitude, as evidenced by my failure to get my book done before l

Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment