Got Up and Went

How do I know my youth is all spent? My get up and go has got up and went. — Pete Seeger.

This lyric is also attributed to an elderly nun and an anonymous newspaper writer, but Pete will do. New Years played tricks with me this year. It came on a Saturday so it didn’t seem there was any rush this year to jump to my resolutions. Then came today and the Monday blah’s had already set in. My bones ached and the cold morning rain made any thought of turning over a new leaf seem ridiculous.

This year, I had decided that rather than resolving about goals, I would focus on  behavior that could achieve results. Instead of resolving to lose weight, I would focus on being a person who eats healthy. Rather than finishing my next novel, instead I would resolve to write every day. 

My best laid plans met “my missing get and go” this morning, and it would be easy to let this year’s plans end up in the trash. But I’m not ready to surrender to time yet. I will reread my resolutions and muster the energy to at least make it one day and then the next.

Where are you this morning?


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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