Ahhh.... another inadvertent absence in my blogging. I'm terribly sorry to just bail like that! Life has really been... um... interesting. (In a scary and awesome way.)
I have always taken a long beat to think before sharing too much personal stuff here, since this is a blog about writing... but you know what? This is a blog about balancing crazy ol' life with trying to launch a writing career while working full time and having a healthy personal life. So... yeah, okay... I can share a bit more... :)
I hope that I don't bore you with this. *wink*
What a whirlwind of a year!
Just a quick recap:
I had surgery with a longer recovery time than I'd hoped for, which really screwed up my running routine more than I could have expected (with an unsavory side effect of a little weight gain).
A family member broke an important bone and needed to move in for a few months.
My company shut it's doors forever forcing me to find, not only a new job, but a new career.
I researched, dotted my i's and crossed my t's and launched my own business. (Which I love!)
I have started a writing group that meets every weekend with a friend and fellow writer from another town.
She cried. I cried. :(
She's fine, and actually has eaten quite well since we got home an hour ago.
And I have one more piece of really exciting news that I cannot yet share... but stay tuned!! :D It's really good.
Life happens. It's crazy, and messy and there is always one more thing. Timing is never perfect. There is always a reason to put aside writing. And that is one way to go... but I feel that no matter how crazy and hectic life gets... as long as I take a tiny bit of time... even if its just a half hour or and hour... I'm making progress.
Just because I haven't met my really tight deadline for publication, doesn't mean I'm not working towards it and making progress.
I will not be too hard on myself anymore. AND I will not give up. I've said it before... I'll say it again... tortoise and the hare baby!
I actually take great joy and comfort in the moments when I am done with my day, or my day has yet to begin, and I can steal a few moments to go into my office and work on re-polishing my WIP.
I do miss blogging, and I hope to be able to return to my weekend posts... I feel like in some ways the dust is starting to settle... but in others... the dust is just beginning to get kicked up. But no matter what happens, I hope to take it all in stride, and be the best version of myself that I can be. (and maybe encourage others in the process.)