Rules: No corrections, no stopping, nothing else
Time Limit: 10 minutes
I have had quite an interesting week. I have gotten some time to seriously just sit down and think about where my life is, where I want it to go, and where it is supposed to be going. Yesterday after I got home from work, the hubby took the laundry over to get started and we went swimming. We were only gone for about 30 minutes, but it was relaxing and fun, and exactly what I needed.
One thing that I have learned is that I can absolutely not take my work home with me where I am at currently. I need to do my job to the best of my ability, and then when I clock out at 4:30, I need to leave it there and enjoy what really matters, my home life with my husband.
It is not that I don’t like working extra or helping to make where I work better and more efficient; however, when they fall upon deaf ears it can be defeating. They ask your opinion but they don’t really want it. So I’m choosing to not let myself stress over it. I am choose to let it go and leave it at work. I did that fully for the past three days at work and it feels awesome.
I have been struggling a little this week with my novel writing. I’m realizing how unprepared I was in planning that I am at a point where I feel a bit lost. I’m on the cusp of reaching 100 book pages, which is amazing… but I might need to rework things and start over. Don’t get me wrong, there are so many ideas and conversations that would move on into the revision, I’m just wondering if I should keep plowing through what I’m doing to finish just to say I finished, or if I should sit down and revisit the storyline and rebuild from there.
There is another writing project (a smaller but more long term one) that I am currently praying about. I have told a couple of people about it and they seem excited for the prospect, but I am unsure how I want to start it and when. The concern only comes from the amount of time it will take to do it and the amount of time I currently have. This whole working full time thing is really getting in the way!
It is my hope to ponder and pray over the weekend and make a decision closer to the front of the week on where I want to take my writing in every aspect of my life. It seems I have much to think about. I am very thankful I have the next two days off to relax and figure it out!
One last thing. I slept for 8 hours last night. The first time in what feels like months. What an amazing feeling… I say that as I yawn. Hehe…