I thought I was doing really well getting things done and keeping up with my to-do lists. Experiencing a loss in my family has made me reevaluate that. A week of letting all of my tasks and schedules go, as I dealt with the funeral and the life changes that come when a family member dies, made me see that I wasn’t really getting as much done as I wanted to. I was pushing myself as hard as I felt I could and still things were slipping through the cracks. I know that I’m not going to give up on my goals. I’m just as determined to keep writing and figure out how to make a career of it. Still, I need to take some time to find more balance so that I can have days where I let myself fall apart without it feeling like I’m failing. I’m not sure how long that will be but I know that I’m not going to make the timeline I’d originally planned for my current work in progress. At the beginning of this month that would have felt crushing. Now I can see that it isn’t the end of the world. I wanted to share this in case anyone that reads it has fallen off track of their writing goals too. It’s okay to take breaks. It doesn’t make you any less of a writer. Take care of yourselves and let yourself take a breath. The writing will still be there when you’re ready to take it up again.
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