I looked back on my previous posts and feel like I'm a big ol' crybaby. So...I'll throw away my pacifier and kick myself in the buttocks. (I like that word ~ reminds me of Forrest Gump) I was trying to do a fly-by of blogs and friend's sites to see how everyone is doing and ran across a post by Jules Bennett on the Pink Ladies Blog. The blog post title indicated it was about dreaming a common dream ~ publishing, but from the follow up comment posts...I got alot more from it.
I've been so freaked out lately with all of the changes and feeling overwhelmed with trying to take care of everything with dh so far away. BooHoo! Some of the ladies responding were talking about having 5-6 kids and miscarriages and life happens crap. How can I feel sorry for myself? I need a big kick from someone...just kidding Jennifer. (She just went on vacation and will come back revitalized and energetic ~ she might actually kick me) I owe all of you a big apology! I'll cowgirl up and get back to work. Maybe not as fast and efficient as I would like, but I'll make it work somehow.
I know we all have roadblocks and life happens...most of us deal with it in the same manner. But. I need to write, for me and my sanity. Some of you can relate when it comes to kids and family issues, but we also need to force a wedge of time for ourselves. Even if it's only 15 minutes a day. What's funny is when I try to limit my time for writing I seem to always lose track and get in some productive time.
We've talked alot about motivation but I feel it's also important to encourage making time for ourselves. I know. It's so easy for me to get caught up in our family chaos...but I also feel so much better when I make time to do what's important to me mentally. Whether it's a hot bubble bath and reading a good book from my TBR pile...or a power surge of writing frenzy.
Tomorrow I owe Jennifer a tag response. I believe it was to list things about myself that you guys might not know...you already know I'm a whiny-baby so let's see what else I can come up with...
Just a few hints: