Ever have those times when you just take a step back and do a bit of an overview of your life? I did that a few times while we were on holiday, and I decided there needed to be some changes. So, the kids are off to boarding school! Only joking 🙂
But I did have the realisation that I really, really, really want to finish the novel I started writing over five years ago. I found myself thinking, as I wondered along the beach, that I just didn’t have time. I have my writing for Destiny Rescue, work, a new work blog, this blog, speaking engagements, friends, family etc etc.
And then I realised my mistake, it was the age old axiom that I wasn’t making time. I have enough time. I just wasn’t using it in a way that meant I achieved my goals.
So, now I have a realistic, workable schedule which has everything in it…right down to notes about making time for friends and extended family. And so far this week, it’s working.
And I’m excited to be getting back to my novel. It’s easy to feel like I’ve left it too long, that clearly I can’t manage the commitment that writing a book needs.
And then I came across this quote –
The trees that are slow to grow bear the most fruit ~ Moliere
And then I felt better.
This book is slow to grow but I hope that means it’s worth it, that the angst and frustration it has caused me won’t be for naught. And that one day, maybe, it might be published. Actually, at this point, I think just finishing it will be reward enough 🙂
And the bonus is that I feel more organised in my head and, this week anyway, I’ve gone to bed each night feeling pleased with what I’ve achieved during the day.
Is there something in your life that you should be making time for? If so, why aren’t you?