Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sticking to It

  After my last post I sat down and did some serious thinking about my goals and my life in general.  I came to the conclusion that I dream much more then I actually do anything about it, which I already knew but seldom admit to myself.  I am very good at coming up with lists of how to accomplish what I want to do but I am not so good at getting it done.  The past week or so I have been taking steps to make sure that I am working towards what matters to me the most and focusing on using my time wisely. I realized that God, family, writing, and friends were at the top of my list of priorities.   Here are some of the things that I have done to be active, not passive, in my own life.

I have spent more time playing with play dough, coloring and doing projects with my children.  I normally try to run around and do things while they play. While I still do that to some extent I have had so much fun just slowing down and enjoying interacting with my little ones.

I invited a friend and her children over and decided it was going to happen even if I couldn't get my house perfect in time. We had a great time!

I have been taking time to thank God for the good things in my life.  I am amazed at how many blessings I miss when I am to busy stressing about things.

I am writing more, much more.  I am working on a short story for a contest as well as what will hopefully be a young adult novel.  I started with a tiny goal of 250 words a day to get into the habit of consistency.  I think it is working!  Now when I sit down to write the words come out much more freely and I find myself looking forward to sitting down with my net book and seeing what happens. I usually end up with much more than 250 words.  It is so much better then the inconsistent way I was going about things before.
It feels amazing to see a list of "dones" instead of "to do's" !


  1. WOWIE! Sarah this is wonderfully amazing! What writing contest have you entered? An online one, or local? What are you writing about? (What are you playdohing about?) :) rahrahsisboombah!

  2. I am entering the "Children's Writer" contest. My story is coming along pretty well I think. I still have over a month till the deadline but I'm hoping to send it in much sooner then that. It is online. It needs to be a young adult story geared towards 13-14 year olds. It is about moving. They say to write what you know, right?
    The playdough is homemade and is full of glitter. It is soft and wonderful! The kids love it.