I figure writing this newsletter is a lot like exercising my mind. Some days it just doesn’t feel like exercising and others it can’t wait to get at it. All I need is a seed of an idea and I can make it grow into a column. Oh yeah, some days I have had a crop failure.
It is hard for me to remember back to when I wasn’t writing. And harder yet is the thought of going through a whole week without turning out something on my computer. I’m forever working on books and booklets, knocking out something new or at least a different approach to something old. When I get rolling on a new idea I can feel the blood rushing to my brain and I can often go for weeks with daily inspirations. My 86th birthday is coming up on July 5th and I can still remember going to a printer and having business cards made that read, “Art Fettig, Freelance Writer”. What a brave and wonderful declaration. That was back in 1961.
I believe that business cards are a good idea…making a printed declaration to the whole world that you are serious about your hobby and ready to buckle down to the hard work of making your dream come true.
Right this moment I have to finish this thing because it is time for me to drive over to the Sportsplex and exercise some of my other muscles. I do believe though that I exercised the most important ones writing this article. Why don’t you give this mental exercising a trial? Stretch your imagination. Exercise your body, exercise your mind and one day a week exercise your prerogative to not exercise at all.