So, I saw a little symbol on my blog that indicated that I’ve been active on WordPress for 6 years! Really?! It was hard to believe! I want to be proud of that, but with my lack of writing activity lately, I feel a bit undeserving of the trophy icon. Regardless, I want to thank any supporters (likes and followers) that I’ve had on this and my other site Enjoy in those 6 years.
Although it’s very hard to connect with each and every follower and liker, I wanted to mention that before I like and follow sites, I do go out and take a peek at what the site is about and if I jibe with it, then I reciprocate the like.
On another note, recently, I’ve followed quite a few fashion/beauty websites that I admire and I don’t necessarily have anything in common with, but I believe in what they’re doing and how they’re sharing their fashion/ beauty knowledge (of which I have none) and how they positively present their face and body.
Now, as for me and my writing goals, well, let’s just say I’ve not given up, and that I’ve been mostly busy, but keeping the “head-journal” going as I go about with the other things I do. I read somewhere that some people actually “write” a novel in their head long before typing out the words on the keyboard. I think I’m experiencing that kind of data collecting lately. It’s fun and freeing.
It’s late, so thanks again for stopping in. Have a good rest of your week.
Today, I’m trying to embrace the fact that I woke up and got up at a painful 6 a.m and took some time to just be. I needed it and I needed to write or at least feel like I’m writing. 😉
I don’t often wish this happened more often because I enjoy sleep, but the quiet I seem to need lately happens at these awful times. The early morning sounds, the smell of the plants wafting into the windows, the faraway sound of the highway (really?), and the birds chirping (minus loud crows).
It’s what my soul craves.
This morning, I’m also thinking about how much I enjoy having grown kids. It’s exciting to watch them become young adults and make their way in the world. There’s no school supply shopping, no thoughts of making lunches nor jumping quickly into vehicles and joining the procession of hurrying vehicles.
Thinking about those days makes me tired, but I admit, there are parts of that season I miss also.
So, if you run into me and wonder what I’ve been doing lately, I’m just focusing time and energy into my marriage, my grown kids and working. Though I have creativity in my being, participating in it fluctuates, but it’s okay, I’ve learned by now, creativity comes in waves and I don’t need to stress that I’ve lost who I am or that I’ve betrayed my soul.
It’s Sunday night and as the weekend draws to a close, I’m reflecting on the positive. I’ve participated in enjoying time with my husband, napping, reading, shopping, socializing, chor-ing and I binge-watched my favorite TV show. It’s been fun.
What I didn’t do? Writing. It’s okay. I think I needed a mind-break. And now, I’m looking forward to what the week will bring. Hoping for renewed creativity, a bit more work on setting and just making sure to write/edit one chapter a day. Hope your week turns out well.
So, today, I realized that I’m stuck, but that it’s for a good reason. There’s a part of me that’s tired, exhausted. I’m not wanting any pity or sympathy; facts are facts. Tired people don’t produce as well as they could if they’re rested. Resting, exercising, making good food choices even “veg-ging” are all things that will help along with something else. Waiting.
Waiting isn’t the popular thing to do for people who enjoy producing. I just need to realize that being tired is a legit result of living through a lengthy emotionally driven time period.
It’s okay to take a break, a mental break, physical break, emotional break. It doesn’t have to mean the end of anything, but just a break in the action of life.
So, there it is. I’ll return when I can.