My Family

My Family

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Rerouted

I started the fall season of 2006 with great hopes for my writing...

I was certainly going to write every day...
I was going to submit articles like crazy until I found the perfect magazine match that would publish everything that flowed from my fingers...
I would not get discouraged...
I would not get distracted.

I felt like they were really pretty reasonable goals, granted, I needed to be focused, but these were things I could do!

Interesting what the course of life plays out within a matter of months....
Dizziness, worse than anything I've ever experienced,
A sister who needed support,
Lots of medical tests with no specific conclusive results,
and a pregnancy.

That writing train has been slightly rerouted.
I'm still committed to writing...but I've got to take a long hard look at what is realistic over the next 7 months (and realistically, the next 18-24 months...until bambino/a is old enough to not need the momma every 2 or 3 hours.)
The family that is already here and their needs have got to come first...which means...
staying on top of the laundry,
dishes,
grocery shopping
and general home maintenance...
all of which have suffered greatly over the past 2 months.

So, if you have any ideas, send them my way...
I would love to think on them...
I just can't promise any grand results for a while.
(That's not an apology, just a realization...)

5 comments:

bec said...

write about exactly what you are experiencing. cuz whether you feel like it or not, even your 'bad' days are inspirational to us, your readers.
Be honest in your writing - even too honest. That's what the world wants & needs to hear. The un-sugarcoated versions.
& i guarantee that as you write about your biggest struggles & frustrations & heartaches going on right now, you will discover answers in perspectives & understandings which you never woulda dreamed could change life today for you. And us by your sharing.
But write. I know you're being pulled a million different directions. I know it's easy for me to say coming from my end.
But write. And don't shy away from topics you're scared to delve into just yet. Test it. Stretch.
& i just bet you will find inspiration hiding within yourself, enough so that you will inspire your own life & heart as well.
Dare. Dream. Do!

Sarah said...

I hear you on this one. It's really hard for me to give everything to both writing and my mothering because either one could consume 100% of my time if I let it. I feel guilty when I'm blogging, but sometimes when I'm playing with my daughter I'm really just thinking about the next post I'll put up. Don't beat yourself up over it. I find if I try to force one or the other it doesn't work. Only write what feels natural. The times I've tried to write out of "obligation," the posts have taken me 10 times longer and didn't turn out as well anyway. Your life is your fuel for writing so you've got to make sure to have one!

Dawnyel said...

There's nothing wrong with re-routing! :)

Papa J said...

I know how good of an author you are. You get new material every day.

Keep a journal or something to keep track of those little things that happen every day that years from now will add up to the story of your life. I know I want to read it. And your kids will too.

amanda said...

Congratulations on your new baby! I don't really have any advice. It sounds like you are doing the number one thing I would recommend. Be willing to be flexible and roll with the punches. I learned a long time ago as a mother, you have to be willing to except that things are not always going to go exactly as planned and that is okay. I think you are a wonderful mother and this new little spirit is so lucky for the opportunity to reside in your home and family.