I've divided my life into four quarters.
- Church Responsibilites
Each of those sections has many subsections within it. They swirl around me, each begging for proper attention, none able to get it.
It's very overwhelming, but I've chosen it. I choose to clean my home
. I choose to interact with my children. They demand to be fed, and I choose to quite them by listening.
I've chosen to accept my church calling. It takes more time/thought then I imagined it would.
My work is less of a choice than a necessity, but nonetheless I still choose to do it. Like I said above, my kids like to eat. Who am I kidding, I like to eat.
I don't always choose the story lines that pop into my head and talk to me, but I do choose to write them down. Writing is so much bigger than non-writers think. There's the actual writing. Then the rewriting/editing multiple times. I have to continually learn the craft. I have a critique group that I submit to, and critique for.
Blogging is pretty much a necessity for writers now. This means not only do I need to have my own blog, but I need to read other blogs. To network. To learn from others.
These four main sections of my life each try to take over as "the most important". It's a battle every day. Sometimes I just want to sit down and cry.
So what's a girl to do?
Sometimes, I cry. But the rest of the time I've adopted a new attitude.
When something goes wrong, instead of crying, I try to laugh it off. It doesn't always work, but most of the time it eases the tension just enough to where I can deal with it.
So, my advice to you on this Optimistic Monday?
Laugh, so you don't cry.