Tuesday, September 30, 2014
IWSG - If it's not one thing.... (Writing entry)
Welcome, fellow IWSG'ers! October is my favorite month, mainly because it's smack dab in the middle of fall, my favorite season. In my mind, it doesn't get any better than cool days, changing leaves, and hot cider.
Fall also marks a return to my day job, and a shift in attitude. Summers are laid-back and easy-going, but when the fall semester begins, I hit the ground running and don't stop until December.
No matter your career stage, be it unpublished author or multi-published superstar, it can be really easy to get caught up in work. When you have deadlines, self-imposed or otherwise, it seems like every free moment is devoted to working toward that goal.
I'm not going to say that hard work is a bad thing. Far from it. But when we spend all day, every day working (day job, errands, chores, writing) it leaves no time for fun. And if you're anything like me, down-time and fun help to rejuvenate my creativity.
I've been spending a lot of time working lately, and not a lot of time relaxing. I've justified this because of my day job and looming deadlines, but I need to slow down and take time for myself. If you find yourself in the same boat, I encourage you to do the same!