Thought of the moment....

No matter how hard you try, you will NEVER control anyone else's attitudes, actions, or outcomes. The only person that you have the ability to directly impact is you, and it is your responsibility to learn how to do just that...to utilize the knowledge, skills, and abilities you have been given to impact the world in the most positive way that you can EVERY chance you get!



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What is your sanity?

I often wonder how my days fly by without me even knowing where the time goes.
Example.

Yesterday.
Wake up and get ready for work - get kids off to school.
Go to work and work on items throughout the day until my lunch hour.
Lunch hour I leave for a doctor's appointment.
Get done from doctor get back to work late.
Leave work at closing time, pick up boys and drop them off home.
Go to town to pick up a prescription and visit with mother -in- law.
Leave her town to drive back home.
Go to pharmacy to fill prescription.
Get home fix dinner, help kindergartener with homework.
Eat dinner and then go to bed by nine.

Then wonder why I don't have time to write when I want. I have to stay up uber late to get anything accomplished. Days vary with tasks that need accomplished after work. Groceries, sporting events, programs to attend, etc. Sometimes balance is not always achieved, but that is the consequence of the beast of family and career and writing hobby. Yes writing is classified as a hobby for now because I cannot devote enough time to it to pay the bills. I will never give this hobby up because it is also my sanity. It keeps me grounded and helps me escape when I need to from time to time. I can go to another world and become another person for a little while before I have to step back into my shoes. I love my life and would not change it for the world, but sometimes we all need a little distraction and writing is a wonderful distraction for me. It is my survival technique. Many of us have them for different aspects of our lives to overcome and prevail. So for those of you writers out there, keep writing. I believe in you and your abilities.

5 comments:

Sam said...

Sounds like my life (except replace sons with daughters)! I too love to escape to my stories - and wish I had more time to devote, but right now I have to take care of the family and pay the bills! Thanks for sharing. Carve out time when you can and keep us in the loop! I'll do the same :)

Cat said...

But look at all the character development you're working on in your everyday tasks! :) I carry a writing journal with me and even just jot down the most mandane of things I run across. I've found myself reading back through and my Muse grabs some tidbit and runs with it. All in due time! You'll get those moments to write and one day the time will fly as the words pour out onto the paper. Hang in there! All great writers never feel like writers.

Tammy said...

Oh, I know just what you mean! It is so hard to find time to write. Keep at it! I do love reading your blogs!

ElbieNy25 said...

My writing helps me esacpe, currently my reality is very upsetting. If I didn't have these fantasy world to esacpe to then I don't know where I would be.

Sleep is over rated anyways, right?

Nathalie said...

It's great that you have writing for an escape. I can't think of another, better way to escape the mundane tasks of reality for a little bit. It always lets me come back to that same reality refreshed and ready to tackle the next happily mundane taks waiting for me. Having two kids, a husband, three cats, a dog and a partridge in a pear tree leaves me with not a lot of time to write as well, but thank God for those few scarce minutes of peace when I do! lol

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