Writing With a Heavy Heart
This post is a struggle to write. I wish I didn’t have to write these words at all.
Things in my life have taken an unexpected turn, and I need to make some changes. Changes I am reluctant to make.
There is a book on my shelf that talks about focusing your life on one thing. By one thing, the author means not having several projects in the works at the same time. The problem is life generally doesn’t work that way.
As regular readers of this blog know, I have several large projects in the works along with weekly posting. Combined with my day job duties, things have reached that point where I need to change some areas in my life.
I’m talking about priorities.
With everything in my life, finding balance is becoming increasingly difficult. I must make some changes.
I have decided that the first change I must make is the I must drop out of the A to Z Challenge. This makes me sad since I did enjoy it so much last year. I’ve lost the joy in blogging regularly.
I have also decided that I will be posting less. My goal has been to post 3-4 times each week. Life has been such a roller coaster that this has been difficult in the past several months. My hope is to post one time per week, even if that post is a Thought for the Day.
This schedule will be at least through the month of April and perhaps well into May. During this time, I will be focusing on my fiction as I am in the middle of drafting a novel. Writing this novel takes the remainder of my energy each evening, and there isn’t much to begin with right now.
Thank you all for reading my posts. I’ve truly appreciated all of the comments and everything I’ve learned.
This isn’t the end, just a different beginning.
I have been at this point, too, Angela, and understand the difficulty of prioritizing among all we think and feel are high priorities. Each time I have had to do this, however, it has led to richer outcomes–even when what I had to set as the top priority was not what I preferred to prioritize. Sending you many good thoughts each day and great appreciation, too, for reminding me to get back on the trail of my own priorities. Thank you!
I’m counting on that, Joanne. I appreciate your kind words.
You do what you need to do. You are the most important girl in my life. I want the best for you. We will still be here whenever you do post. Lots of love, Mom.
You’re doing the right thing! I know it’s not easy. I overbook myself too much. It’s because your brain is so full of ideas! Just take your time letting them out. What I’ve learned is if I don’t prioritize and put some on the back burner, then I freak out and do nothing. It’s really hard, though. But you can do it! Breathe.
Apparently I am freaking out. Thanks for the kind words. I hope to be back to some kind of normal soon.
Take care of yourself. Make whatever changes you need. Find your joy again.
Sorry to hear that! I’ve enjoyed your writings these past couple of weeks. Be well.
Thank you so much. I hope to be back in a better place soon.