Falling Behind

Today’s blog:  Accept the distractions

It is November; I am struggling.  

I planned.  I scheduled.  I committed.  Yet, I am struggling.

It is midnight and my  coffee has grown cold.  My head aches;  I am tired.  I am falling behind. 

Lack of  preparation?  Lack of resolve? No; and, no again.

Simply put: time escapes me.

Accept the Distractions

I cannot buy more hours.   I cannot invent new minutes.  I have no choice;  I must accept the distractions.

No, these are not  typical distractions ( internet and smartphones);  but, the kind  that creep up on me this time of year –  cherished visits from family and friends.

As the Dalai Lama explains:

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done.  One  is called  yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” 

Carpe diem:  Seize the day

Tomorrow is not promised.

Since I cannot save time for another day, I  live in the moment.  Time is not wasted when the distraction strengthens relationships and creates memories, especially when it pertains to family.

Is this true for you?  Share how  you plan for this time of the year.  Are you able to meet deadlines?  Do you change your writing schedule?

Meanwhile, know your story matters.

Sunshine and rainbows!

S. Whitten



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2 thoughts on “Falling Behind”

  1. Family is important, but so is writing. Finding the balance is here but all the late nights and cold coffee will be worth it in the end.

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