Tonight is Kol Nidre, the night before Yom Kippur, when Jews ask God to forgive them and inscribe them in the Book of Life for the coming year. A serious holiday where you’re supposed to fast from sundown to sundown, when the Shofar, ram’s horn, is sounded at the end of the day tomorrow, we’ll breathe a sigh of relief and begin the New Year.
Focus remains one of my ongoing issues, staying with something long enough to accomplish it. I always say the reason I survived my years in the television industry, noted for its adrenaline rush, is because I’m a sprinter not a marathoner. Give me a 19 day production schedule and I’m humming.
But some things take time and that means learning how to go the distance. I
always pray for strength, determination, commitment. Please God, let me lose weight, let me write every day, have patience with my kids, laugh with my husband, do squats and push-ups, listen to my friends, do a little something for the world.
I must say, I’m learning to go the distance. Today’s our 26th anniversary. My husband and I looked at each other this morning and said, “Oy, how did we do it?” Not easy but we believed in the process and gave it and each other a chance. We have 24 and 21 year old daughters. We’ve lived in our house 20 years.
If intention is a muscle, I think I’m beginning to bulk up.