Refocusing…


I read this post last week and smiled. You should totally go check it out.

Not that I needed someone’s permission, but I am having an insanely difficult time balancing all the roles in my life right now. Major projects recently include: teaching my 4-year-old how to read (he’s doing OK), losing insane amounts of baby weight (I’m doing great, so far!), and trying to get editing jobs so I can continue to stay at home with my sweet littles (the 2-year-old is getting into everything and the 7-month old is starting to crawl).  Then there’s the normal stuff… cooking, cleaning, laundry, play time, etc. Pretty much by the time nap time rolls around and I can actually sit down and work on my story or my quiet time musings, I’m wiped out.  It isn’t writers block, it’s mommy block. My story is still there, and I have an awesome synopsis and know the generally frame of the tale, but I lack the time to make it as wonderful as I know it could be. And my God breezes happen, but so fast these days, that I hardly have time to process them myself, much less write them down for your edification (but trust me, God is SO good!).

And guess what? That’s OK. I’m gonna let it all marinate in my brain and I’m sure I’ll write entries like splatter-art in the months to come, but right now, I need to focus on other things, mainly, my kids. In 10 years, I’m gonna freak out that I didn’t spend enough time with them, and I don’t want to have any(more) regrets about my career as a mother.

So! I’m going to return to the two things I love and CAN handle right now, work wise: editing and reading. =)  Expect more book reviews, and, when I can figure out how to write without anyone sitting on me, the spiritual writings. But until then…

I’m currently watching Jonathan and Hannah act out “Sleeping Beauty”, complete with Jonathan fighting a dragon and Hannah “sleeping” on the couch in one of my dresses. Josh is looking on and laughing as Jonathan does battle and I crack up when they try to look so serious and regal. I love these little people!

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About daniellaindie

I'm Anthony’s wife, and mother to Jonathan, Hannah, Joshua, and Isabella. When not making PBJs and cleaning, I like to write, immerse myself in a good book, play my piano, or plan epic couponing trips.

Posted on May 14, 2010, in Writing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wasn’t Rachel’s post beautiful? I read it on Monday and had the same reminder worked through me of what things are “timing” important–mainly my kids. Loved it. Yay, Dani!

  2. Coolest kids. I’ve seen the Indie presentation of sleeping beauty. Jono kills that Dragon dead.

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