Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2012--More or Less

There's really only two ways about it. More or less.
On the more side:
write more
publish more
focus on myself more
rest more
On the less side:
stress less
worry about others less
It would seem rather simple now, wouldn't it?
I miss writing. I miss it like an ache in my chest. Between working the day job and going and doing and seeing and taking care of others here there and everywhere...I don't do it nearly enough.
The writing is like a forgotten gift. Sitting in its shiny red box gathering dust while I zip all around it making sure everything else is taken care of.
I hate it.
I hate not being able to push everything ELSE to the side while I settle into a chair somewhere with my laptop, the voices in my head, and my "writing" playlist on iTunes.
There are so many expectations now, aren't there? Things we're expected to do. And God forbid those things are pushed to the peripheral while we take a moment.
I want to be a wee bit selfish. *grins* I want to clasp my laptop to my chest like Gollum with his precious and slink off to somewhere...ANYWHERE...I won't be bothered.
What do you want? What do you need that has been pushed to the side???

1 comment:

Kat Groenbeck said...

Guess I am in the same boat..started writing a book got to chapter 12 and detoured..My art has taken a huge backseat to every one elses needs. I so get what you are saying. There are some days I would like to say go to hell, and leave me alone. Is that wrong of me? I still minutes for myself, I take the long road to anywhere, so that I might just be able for a few brief moments to clarify my own thoughts and find a place of calm.