Time shifting is a narrative device used to cut between pertinent scenes of a story without getting bogged down in the banality of intervening minutiae. Travel, sleep, eating, etc. are details that the reader doesn’t need to be party to. If it doesn’t drive the plot, it doesn’t make the cut.
This information is nothing new to anyone who’s ever read even one book. My current interest in it, lies in the fact that my life presently feels very much as though I’m in a period of shifting time. Or, at the very least, as if I should be. Weeks cavort past in a revelry of books, lessons, and trivial television shows. Every Monday, I tell myself that I’ll do something different, something important. Every weekend, I discover that I haven’t.
It’s almost March already and I have no idea where the time is going. My mind is a fluff-filled cavity, devoid of inspiration and desperately in need of spring-cleaning.
So, what should I do?
The answer (hopefully) lies in a gift I bought myself. Seren/Flipity. These are cards which encourage to user to take risks, make changes, learn new things, and step outside their comfort zone. There are 30 cards in total so I’ve decided that I’m going to pick three per month and follow them as faithfully as possible.
At the end of the month, I’m going to blog about the results. So, watch this space. Or rather, don’t watch this space, because it’s going to be empty until the beginning of April and that would be a total waste of your time.
Hope you’re having a great weekend. 😀