|(thanks to Lazy W for round-about getting me to this) link to original here|
This is me. Minus the facial hair, that is, but the crazied look? Me to a T.
I'm that way about Nutella, about my kiddos and Hubs, about coffee, about Chaco sandals and Tribal Style earrings. And about blogging.
I've been putting more of my energy into blogging, lately, than I have into my noveling, and I don't like it. Not one bit. It's causing me a huge amount of anxiety, honestly, which isn't great since I have such a fondness for Nutella. Stress? Input Nutella. More stress due to the amount of Nutella input?
My usual mode of operation is to do away with something if it's causing me stress or too much grief. This is not the healthiest of reactions, I know, but a viable option for survival.
Do away with my blog, though?
Uh. Not likely.
Do away with my novel, then?
Uh. No way, man.
Do away with the children, then. Family, obligations of keeping up the house, etc.
Ha! Really? Not even an option.
How do people out there seriously balance everything they want to do? Thoughts? Suggestions? Crazy-but-hear-me-out comments?
**Update: So many awesome answers. Deeply and sincerely, thank you! Also, here's a link from Terri Windling who suggests a bit of time to allow yourself to do the things you want to do, not just the things people expect you to do. She calls it, "living unplugged." An excellent post.
Moment of Magic today:
Checking in with some of my favorite bloggers today, found this bit from Amanda Hocking and I'm outright stealing the video idea/research from her, but you should definitely go read what she says. It makes me happy in all sorts of it's-okay-to-be-human ways. It'll explain the video better than I can, if nothing else. Much thanks to her :)