I always have huge plans. I want to get up early and go for a run. I want to spend two hours a day writing or editing or working on something writing oriented. I want to make a nice dinner and have it all cleaned up by Seven so that I can go for a walk.
These things never happen the way I set out. It all starts off harmless enough. I can’t get my butt out of bed early to save my life. I’m tired. My grand plans of going for a run are more funny than anything as I don’t actually like to run. I should and I need to get off my butt a bit more, but I’m tired.
Then the idea of finding two whole hours to dedicate to writing – well that is just laughable. I work a full time job to pay the bills. So that cuts out 45 hours a week right off the top. I am a mother so between mom chores and running back and forth to activities, you can cut out another 20 hours of the week right there, maybe more…depending on the time of year it could be a lot more. Then there is the fact that I am a wife and homemaker so cut out another 15 hours right there doing household chores such as laundry and cleaning and cooking. Some days I’m lucky to check my writers email let along focus on any real writing or editing or whatnot. So sad. I hear all the time how if it’s important you make time. I’m seriously trying. The things that take up my life aren’t cutable. They aren’t “wants” they are “needs” of the family. You can’t really cut out a need. You simply can’t.
Then there is the idea that I want to cook a good fantastic meal. Yeah, that doesn’t happen either as I end up with like 45 minutes to cook in and you can’t do a wonderful exciting meal in that amount of time. No you can’t. So you get stir fry or fried chicken or grilled something or other. If you are really lucky, I crock potted something and that is actually a pretty fancy meal now and then, but I have to be awake enough in the morning to get that going before my life starts hacking away at the day.
I love life. Well, most days if we are being honest. Some days suck, but that’s life. If I could change anything what would be it be? Nothing. I love and I am loved by my family. I have a full and fulfilling life that sometimes takes me away from other things I want to do, but what would I give up? Not one thing.
I am editing. Slowly and surely, but only about half an hour to 45 minutes a day, but I am editing. It’s all good.
Tomorrow I am getting up early and maybe not going for a run, but I could go on a bike ride instead? Don’t laugh too hard at me. I am sure when the alarm goes off early I will hit snooze and berate myself all day long for not getting up, because again, I’m tired.
Have a great week. Next week I will have Author, Rebecca Besser on my blog. Make sure to come over and visit, comment, or share.