Sunday, July 15, 2012

Write?


Not so long ago, I used to write things. No, I’m not talking about facebook status updates that let my “friends” know that I made some awesome homemade chicken fingers in my new deep fryer. I mean I used to write novels, short stories, articles and blogs. I used to blog all the time about what I was thinking, writing, reading, watching, doing. I wrote about things I loved and causes that I cared about.
And over the last five years the amount that I write has steadily declined. I went from novels to grocery lists.
Yes, a lot has changed since then. I am no longer the single girl that is dealing with a lot of major situations that all seem to collide into each other at the same time. I am not alone anymore. Many of my struggles have passed. I am genuinely happy.
Five years ago it seemed like anvils kept falling down on my head driving me further and further into a hole.
Now I feel like my life has flipped upside down. I have gained so much and it feels like now there are so many hands reaching out to me and pulling me up out of that hole.
Instead of bad things piling up, good things are happening. Yes, there are bad things too but they are a lot easier to deal with when there is good in there as well. The abundance of amazing people that have come in to my life is amazing and the bonds with the people that were there before have strengthened greatly.
But I’m not blaming happiness on the reason that I don’t write nearly as much anymore. The blame falls to me. I have not made it a priority. I made building my relationships, establishing a home, and enjoying life a priority. It’s what I needed.
Now those things are feeling pretty solid. They don’t seem to need as much work as they once used to. Right now I find myself with a lot of time on my hands. I know eventually that will change but until then I hope to get back to writing a little more. 

4 comments:

D.B. Echo said...

I'm struggling with some of the same things - only in my case, I feel like my life is going to crap. Before I found a job, I was restricting myself from writing or even blogging until I found one. Once I found one (which pays less than my old one did when I started 20 years ago) I had to select a shift. My writing group meets on Saturdays, and the only shift that had Saturdays off was one that goes from 3:45 PM to 12:15 AM. But I'm a night shift veteran, right? No problem! Except there's a big difference between coming home at 1:00 AM or so and powering through the night at work to 6:00 AM. And then, during the hours before work, the expectation is that since I'm "off" I'm available to do whatever anyone needs me to do.

So, anyway. I'm not writing or blogging as much as I used to, even a few weeks ago. But I'm trying to get back in. It's good to see a new post from you!

Ashley said...

I have definitely found that it can be hard at times to making blogging a priority. Although, I must admit that when I am making excuses about why I don't have time to blog, I remind myself that you manage to do it. So you're blogging inspires me. So hang in there. All bloggers have ups and downs.

online diploma said...

I have read few of the articles on your website, and I really like your style of blogging. I added it to my favorites blog site list and will be checking back soon.

Janet G. Brown said...

Sign up for news and notes want the latest updates? Professional success after high school. Essay youtube; epub. find your way vision for increasing student and overall system performance, cde continually supports. Help is in the sunlight and soil.