April 12, 2018

I haven’t posted a journal entry in what feels like months. I have been busy trying to keep up with the A to Z blogging challenge, my daily doodles, and my 60word stories. I was right, I bit off more than I can chew with the theme that I chose. The beautifully written bright side to all of this hard work and stress about my theme is that I get the chance to explore. I’m exploring new genres and learning that I can do something if I put my mind to it.

 

Things I’ve missed though are starting to add up. I miss my blogging community. Reading posts, poems, and all the artwork. I also miss participating in 99-word prompts and Discover’s daily prompt and hopefully, I’ll be able to get back on track with those. Then throw in being sick, working 40+ hours a week, taking care of kids and house I’m lucky to get in the shower. In all honesty, I think if it wasn’t for my anxiety I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing now. I have stolen a few minutes from my daily chores here at work to write this and I feel better already.

I appreciate all my readers for their support. Also, I do read your posts and find brilliance in words and images. I have big plans for my short stories and will also be doing a couple of give-a-ways through Amazon. This weekend I’m going to try a Pinterest recipe and see if I fail and burn the house down or end up with a family favorite side dish. I do not regret for one moment that I chose to participate in the writing challenge but I think next year I’ll choose something that isn’t so difficult.

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  1. It’s mindblowing isn’t how difficult it can be keeping up with the challenge AND prior commitments/activities. Reading blogs can be so draining and often take longer than planned. Hope you’re enjoying it, you seem to be enjoying making your posts and really it’s better for all us readers if you put your own needs first and don’t be too hard on yourself. I’d say if you need some rest post an outline and work-in-progress kind of note and update it later if that becomes necessary in order to protect your health. I might be slightly disappointed but I’d be happy to wait and would definitely back to read an updated post – these have been awe-inspiring. I’ve had to leave temp posts once or twice myself already but not stressing over it. Very glad you were already feeling a bit better for writing out your thoughts and hope you have better days very soon. Best wishes to you and yours 🙂

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    1. I think that’s an awesome idea. I’ve tried writing ahead for my prompts but find it even more difficult. I hate that I’m already losing readers…it’s like I’m letting them down for my own goals. But I may take a break this month from other writings and readings. HMM thanks for the advice 🙂

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      1. Are you sure you’re losing them or are they also struggling to keep up with everything. Also weather last week here in UK at least with some kind of electro-magnetic storm issues knocked out both my phone and camera but thankfully my laptop’s ok. Wifi keeps going down though, lots of hacking / intrusion attempts going on too, so some folk just stay offline sometimes for whatever reason. Don’t lose heart over reader numbers, I’d bet my bottom dollar they’ll be back 🙂

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      2. Yeah, I”m sure. The stats shows that they unfollow OR they are no longer writing and blogging themselves. I much rather them unfollow than stop writing. But thank you so much for the encouragement. 🙂

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