Posted on 9/5/18, the new moon, for me, is a cycle that strongly resounds.
After receiving my 3rd gentleman caller message tonight, I texted my friend. "The new moon is coming." Sure enough, it will be here in 4 days. It's not bad. It was a childhood friend checking to see if I was okay. Then, it was someone I met through my travels on a job once and they sent me a message that they thought of me. We caught up. Now, I got a 3rd, "You wrote a book?" I thought I posted updates on my life?
Now it is November 4th. In three days, the new moon comes again. This explains all of the strange behaviors I have been exposed to recently. I need to go off the grid for the next one.
I have to break what is now a "bad habit". The APA style that I learned in school is now defunct. I had it drilled and driven into my brain from teachers and professors. I always thought it was the only style. MLA was never prominent. Now, as I look back at the articles published, I am antiquated. Two spaces after a period no longer aligns with written web content. I cringe as I see sentences not seamlessly lining up. The perfectionist in me is now panicked because I look like I can't type.
I apologize if it bothers you as well. I will work to have my web wording right. I can condition and train my brain. I am definitely portraying an "indie author" image. Please be patient with me.
My 3rd grade teacher used to have a practice of making you fill a composition book of bad behavior. I now feel compelled to write over and over again; "I will not put two spaces after a period. I will not put two spaces after a period. i will not put two spaces after a period." It may seem like an imprisoning practice, but it proved to work. I had her again in 6th grade and would always get in trouble then too. I legitimately feel old and outdated now.
So, I have always written APA style and now I look at some of these posts and my double space after the period is not conducive in this setting. I type and write so fast that I now have to go back and edit. It is okay, it is just proving that I am adaptable and change is constant!