Day 30. Monday, April 1

Kathryn Koromilas
Dead Good Life
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2 min readApr 1, 2019

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Hurry now. Focus again. Writes Marcus Aurelius, to himself. #DeadGoodApril #MoM https://www.pexels.com/@negativespace
Listen to me reading my story.

4:46 am. I wake up early, as usual. I’m in the kitchen with coffee and computer. I’ve set my mind to think about death before I do anything else. I do that. Marcus Aurelius thinks about death and dying over 100 times in Meditations. But it gets a bit boring and soon, without thinking even, I’ve forgotten all about my death and death in general and I’m on Facebook, checking in to our Stoic Writing Scene when I see a request from a friend to help with writing a business bio blurb, another request from a friend for help sourcing an image for a project, an interesting challenge invitation so I sign-up, a post from my mum which, of course, I have to “love.” I’ve committed to a social media reduce-and-replace challenge in April and I’m already defeated. And, no, it’s no joke. Soon, it is 7 am and all I’ve really done is drink coffee and respond to Facebook requests.

Hurry and focus again. You’re dying soon. Writes Marcus Aurelius, to himself.

13:26 And then, I bump into a good friend, my husband’s oldest buddy, who is in town because his dad died suddenly.

As I’m writing this up, here in my office, I think I really should tidy things up around here.

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Kathryn Koromilas
Dead Good Life

Therapeutic writing, writing for transformation, Stoic journaling.