Friday, October 15, 2010

Wasting Time...

That's what I have been doing a lot of lately. Now, a lot of you who know me might be thinking, "How could she possibly have time to waste?" But, it's there, and I'm wasting it.

I'm not really talking about time in general, but time that I would like to use to do something not related directly to my job as a wife and a mother - writing, for instance. It seems I have just been going at full speed ahead, trying to get the clean clothes out of the baskets and the hot food onto the table. While I am doing those things I am thinking of things to write about. And I do come up with a lot of really good ideas! But when the quiet time to arrives at the end of the day during which I could gather my thoughts and put them on paper, and perhaps even manage to see some of them to an editor (who'll send money in return!), do I write? No!

I organize my desk, finish up the cleaning, check out Facebook, read some blogs on the kind of cooking and organizing I will never have the energy to do. Sometimes I spend hours looking up freelancing jobs that I tell myself I could never get because I don't know enough or don't have the time to write. Why don't I just use that time to write? That, friends, is the unanswerable question. But I am determined to conquer this and to spend some quiet winter evenings writing away, and I'm sorry, but you'll just have to bear with me and my ramblings! Come along...it's going to be a fun ride!

2 comments:

Kim said...

It is important to take time for yourself too my dear and writing is such a good outlet, I hope we'll hear more from you soon. I miss you too. Take Care!

Natalie said...

Can't wait to read more. I love "ramblings."

I kind of feel the same way about school right now. I'm going back to get a degree in lactation counseling/maternal-infant health and when I could be reading or working on exam essays, I'm online looking up recipes for the week or cooking/cleaning and at the end of the day, when the kitchen is cleaned, laundry in the dryer, I've caught up with Matt who's in Iraq or family back at home, I just want to read or watch one show on TV. I don't know how you do it with five children! You're amazing!