Just Breathe

DSCN0992My head is filling with children’s requests.

“I’m hungry.” Says one.

“I’m so bored.”Says another. We are racing towards the finish line with one more day left before the school year begins. Although I do love the sleep-ins and the freedom to enjoy the summer, the holidays remain to all mums a physically exhausting experience.

School on the other hand, makes me cringe. I don’t know if anyone else feels this way but the thought of  lunch boxes filled with healthy snacks, clothes organised, homework completed and hoping your child or children are emotionally and mentally ready for another year.

Is the dreaded weekly cycle I hate.

The new year resolutions begin to fade and get lost in the chaos of everyday living. Finishing my novel, a simple step by step project, I put it aside for less important events. I do this in the hope I will find those hours eventually.

IT NEVER Happens.

 WHY do I drown in poor mismanagement again and again. I know I need to write and then write some more. Just write. January 2013 has slipped away without much fuss. I become frantic, worrying about my promise to myself. There is nothing more frightening to me than letting time creep by AGAIN. I need to find a balance. What do you do? The holidays are over.

I BREATHE, I stumble, I get side tracked.

Remembering my weekend spent with siblings and how we laughed, talked and shared a bottle or two of good wine. My family inspire, I drank from the cup of replenishment, loved ones have that power. Time-out from motherhood, a giggle, a walk on the beach. I chase the birds with my camera. There is something I love about birds, their freedom to take to the skies. That is how I feel about writing, it can lift me and take me far away, into my fictional world of adventure, once there I am complete.

Today re-focus.

Tomorrow I will write. I must.

How do you keep going? How do you get that extra push of creativity when it feels unattainable? Share your strategies with me. Help me to stay on track and make this the year I actually finish a novel.

About Minuscule Moments

Everybody has a DREAM. Today is the first day of the rest of my writing life. Its a lonely world out there when you are learning the craft. This year, as the same as last year, I want to finish my first children's picture book. I have learn't many wonderful lessons on this journey. You are never too old to learn.
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2 Responses to Just Breathe

  1. Audrey Chin says:

    LIke you said Kath, I close my eyes and breathe. I tell the kid or the husband can you give me 5 (perhaps not possible with a special child). I take out my stack of reclycled envelopes and on the back of one of them I write down everything that I want to do and needs doing the next few days, then stick it on the wall in front of my desk. And when I have a spare few minutes, I begin working through the list. Don’t try to add anything else on it or start a new back of the envelope until at least 1/2’s crossed off.

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