Take a deep breath.
Smell the roses….
Smell the roses….
Don’t you feel better now?
While preparing for today’s blog post, my brain started whirring trying to think of an appropriate topic. I was under the gun, which is a usual occurrence for me lately. Changing policies at work, family emergencies, school starting, ACFW business, ACFW conference (Yay!), son’s graduation from basic training (hooahh!), seemed to escalate at once.
And then when I decided on a topic, my fingers started flying, thoughts began to jockey for position in my brain, my eyes darted back and forth across the page, while I made notes about the graphics I wanted to display… Sheesh! I can’t even put together a blog post without feeling like I’m on a roller-coaster.
Stop the presses!
Smell the roses!
Honestly, I’m beginning to think writers are the most spastic group of people on earth. Most of my writer friends talk of being so busy, so caught up the busy-ness of writing. They’re juggling promoting the book that just came out, editing the book coming out in six months, writing the book that comes out next year, AND plotting the one after that.
Pile on top of all that the fact that many authors (aspiring and established) have a day job as well, and it’s mind-boggling that we don’t go slightly insane. (I heard that, Ruthy!)
The only people I know who are busier than writers are editors.
So, I’m making a deliberate effort to s.l.o.w. d.o.w.n.
I don’t know exactly how I’m going to accomplish this, but I’m going to. I really am. I will take time to smell the roses, enjoy life, enjoy my family, and enjoy my writing.
I’ll start by…
…organizing my time better.
…not trying to fix everything for everybody.
…giving someone else an opportunity to volunteer.
…spending time with my husband.
…talking to my kids more.
…going out to lunch with my mother.
And I’ll end by …
…making this post SHORT so you can go and do likewise!
Enjoy your day and stop and smell the roses.