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Here, I write.
Boy, life can get in the way of this slice of life story challenge.
I mean, thankfully life provides me with opportunities upon opportunities of stories. There are plenty of stories that can be crafted and shared, but I feel the pressure of time. Some stories need and deserve more of my time. Yet, I'm finding that those stories are staying deep inside. They are not the ones I'm allowing to come to the surface when I'm writing.
Here, I write. Even as I struggle with the story of time.
I also know my rhythm for writing. I like to write in the evening when the girls are asleep. Then reread my draft in the morning before publishing. I like minimal distractions. However, my husband usually falls asleep on the couch and offers his snore in between breaths. And, we've been watching more HGTV as of lately with the new house in mind, so I catch myself watching, instead of focused on my writing.
Here, I write. Even as I struggle with the story of rhythm.
But if I miss a night of evening writing because we have family plans, my rhythm is interrupted ... and I usually don't have time again in the day to write until the next evening. The cycle continues and I here I sit, feeling the pressure to write something, and not necessarily enjoying the process of writing and crafting.
Here, I write. Even as I struggle with the story of interruptions.
My biggest struggle lately is reading slices. The last couple days have been really difficult because of time. Again, I need quiet, uninterrupted time to read, reflect, and leave a thoughtful comment. I want to read your stories -- to laugh with you, to cry with you, to reach out and let you know that you are not alone.
I'm still trying to manage to do it all with grace and a smile.
Here, I write.