So, what I like the most about writers is their support and loyalty. I have quit more times than I can count over the last 10 years of blogging and people are still patient. They still follow and keep in touch and communicate.
It means a whole heck of a lot to this single mom of 14 years. My focus has been on helping my child be the best that she can be, and to be much better than I. And she is. 4.3 GPA, got call backs for 17 out of 17 schools she auditioned for for Musical Theatre programs and already has 2 acceptances with major scholarship cash.
So a lot has been on the back burner as I have made her the center of my life for 18 years. But she is worth all of the time and effort. I would not trade my time with her for anything. She is the best thing I have ever created or done in my life, of course with God’s help.
But as she is looking forward to heading to college this fall, I must reignite my passions and joys. I will work on myself and what I want and need. If I do not, I will go into a deep mourning as my baby leaves the nest. And life is too short to not live in the moment and enjoy the ordinary and the privilege of waking.
I have not done a lot of things I have wanted to do so I want to embrace the next scary stage of my life with fervor. I want to write, read, travel. I want to learn to make pasta and 1 to 2 dishes from each cuisine I like. I want to revive my green thumb and learn to grow veggies. I would love to be fit and to finally own property, no matter how small.
But for this moment in time, I am going to write little snippets when I can. Move daily in some fashion. Save more and spend less. And most importantly, prepare my kiddo for the real world and spend as much time with her as I possibly can.
Thank you for continuing on my journey with me and reading my writings no matter how infrequent, short or weird:). I look forward to reengaging with many of you too. Blogging is a 2 way street.
Whenever you write, whether it be daily, weekly, monthly or annually, never give up on it. As much as writing is important to many of us, it is ok to not write all of the time or to stick to a schedule. When the time is “write” 🙂 it will happen and will not feel like another thing on a to-do-list.
No matter how important a hobby or job or passion is, appreciating and enjoying the company of loved ones is more important. Create when you are led to. Those who matter will be waiting patiently to read your next great work. I know I will!