I read somewhere that becoming a mother is having your heart on the outside. Every word of that is true when I look at my two daughters. This is a salute to all the mothers who take care of children whether they grew underneath your heart or in your heart. Please enjoy this day to do whatever makes you happy! You are appreciated.
My daughter, Princess (not her real name), went to the prom list night. These are the thoughts t hat ran through my mind as I waited up.
- My daughter is growing into a beautiful young lady
- I hope she has a good time
- I hope she is safe
- Did I set her curfew too early or too late?
- How in the world am I going to stay awake that long?
- Who am I kidding? Sleep won’t happen until I hear the garage open.
- Say a prayer that she makes it back home safe. Add a prayer for everyone else’s kid as well.
- Realize that late night television programming is the worst
- I should have rented a movie from Redbox
- What am I going to cook for dinner tomorrow?
- Did I cover everything in the “Don’t Drink or Do Drugs” speech?
- What if there is an accident?
- I don’t need to think about any accidents.
I finally had to call my sister on the West Coast to take my mind off all the things that could happen. I am an admitted “worrier” but my imagination takes me places I don’t need to go.
In the end, Princess made it back on safely and on time. No need to worry. Until next year.
A few months back I joined a gym. I have been exercising faithfully ever since. (Lost 13 lbs. so far) I feel like I have accomplished a major goal. But have I written anything?
The answer is “No”. The reason: I don’t have time. How can I fit writing into an already full day? I work full-time then it’s straight to the gym. Once I get home, I have to shower, check on the kids and check in with the hubby. Before I know it, it’s time to go to bed to start the day all over again.
Every day I plan to get some writing done. Every day I fail. I need help to get my life in order. The only time I can think of is setting the alarm an hour early. It is the way I got my first draft done. Maybe it’s time to try that route again.
How do you find the time to write? Any suggestions for a stressed out writer?
- 11 ideal times to write (raventools.com)