Monday, July 28, 2014

Holding On & Letting Go

"Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go"

Oh how true this is. In my last post I stated how I've shelved my first MS, I knew it was time. Somehow it hit me. Bam! I cannot revise this MS into something publishable. No matter what acts of desperation I pursue. I was holding on to it for so long hoping, dreaming, one day...
Letting go of revising an endless amounts of time, has set me free. I'm far less stressed thinking and dwelling on this beloved first. With the new year it's time to dust of 2015 & charge forth to 2016 with bigger ideas.

Is there something you're clinging to that needs to be released?
Let's start fresh with a blank page together.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Carrying the Load

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's how you carry it."

I love this. In recent situations, this quote is golden with all the wisdom it possesses. But let me start with the whole being a woman thing. Not being feminist or anything like that. I'm simply stating being a woman is hard. As women we are expected, ( most of us anyways), to keep the house, work a full time job, balance social life, take care of children & the husband/other. It's quite difficult and more so with the addition to any hobbies, extra-curricular activities. Women are loaded with responsibilities. Naturally we handle them different than men. (Stay with me I will make a point with all the back story). How our lives are balancing reflects upon our writing. Take myself for example, my social life, is crazy busy, (not bragging at all & not saying I'm Mrs. Popular) but we've hardly been home which means no writing for me. By the time the morning rolls around I can't drag myself out of bed that extra hour to write after getting a few hours of sleep. I've tried & failed miserable. So I've come to this conclusion encapsulated in the quote above and hinged in some time management. It's not about all the responsibilities I carry. It's how I choose to disperse them even within my life. Hopefully soon I'll be back on track with finally finishing my MS.

I'm sorry I'm not sorry this was a longer blog today. I'll be on a sunny vacation soon therefore I won't be posting for at least 2 weeks. Take care! :)