Life’s been busy, and I will admit I’ve been having a hard time keeping up with myself. Mostly I just want to put out there a few words of wisdom I received in January. A month that, once again, did not go as planned.
I didn’t meet my writing goals, or my editing goals. I ended up putting a lot more time into side-projects (like Taliana’s UnBirthday party). I had moments of uncertainty — where I wondered if I was losing my grasp and focus on my writing.
But I keep looking back at one particular present I got this year for my birthday.
For my birthday last month the daughter of one of my friends made me a card. A little poem that now hangs on the bulletin board near my desk. The best line of it: “Writing and Blogging is awesome.”
Writing is a part of who I am. So much so that a girl in Kindergarten, whom I only get to see rarely (not nearly enough — such an awesome kiddo!), knows it. It doesn’t matter to her that I didn’t edit as much as I wanted, or that my writing took a bit more time than I planned to get on the page. She just knows that it is what I do. And that it is awesome.
So remember that, fellow writers and bloggers. I happen to know that this particular little girl is quite wise (and very smart, like scary-smart sometimes). If she says that writing and blogging is awesome, I am inclined to believe her. And I like to think that we who participate in such activities are awesome too.
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