I am working on transitions, the real life kind, not the ones in the stories we write. It’s something I struggle with, moving from home to dayjob to dayjob to home. From writing to wife to gardener to playtime. From mother to daughter to friend.

So I am exploring the use of rituals to assist me with these transitions. I suppose you could call them habits but I like the word ritual so much better.

I have a few but I don’t have one yet for sitting down to write. Sitting at the computer in the morning usually means a cup of chai but that’s about it. I know some people start music (I’m working on a playlist) and some light candles, sharpen pencils, etc.

What about you? What rituals do you have in your life?