Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ten-Word Tuesday

Question everything; stand for your beliefs. Truth tells great tales.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ten-Word Tuesday - ???

Hello, blogosphere!

It's my first ten-word Tuesday in quite awhile and I've been trying to come up with a smashing way to open. At first, I just thought I'd go with something humorous like this one:

Ten-word Tuesday is officially back; does this one count?

Then I wondered if a more welcoming approach would work better:

Hello, Ten-word Tuesday! I'm so happy to see you!

I finally decided to go with a trite two-word Tuesday:

I'm back!

Don't worry. I'll obey my own rules next week and keep it to ten. Maybe! ;)

Friday, February 4, 2011

What Makes Happy

I'll tell you what has made made me happy, aside from the fact that it's Friday.

1. I'm 70% of the way through my first year of homeschooling and it turns out that I love it!

2. I'm finally feeling somewhat confident that I can shuffle everything around and get some writing in every day!

3. I started blogging again and I'd forgotten how much I love it!

4. I reread the first dozen chapters of my story after setting it aside for, what, four months? And I am so in love with it. I can't believe I've been putting revisions off for so long! I can do hard things. I can do hard things. I can do hard things. Eventually, that will stick, right?

5. I've been reading YOUR blogs today and, man, I've missed you all!

It feels good to know that I can and will find a balance in the things I have to do as wife and mom and the things I love to do as writer and musician. It may take a little time for me to figure out that balance, but I'm determined to because I've really missed this.

(Oh, I made it sound like I don't love being a wife and a mom and that is so not right. I love those roles, which is why I will always put them first!)