Friday 16 March 2018

10 Things

March 16, 2018

I haven't been very good at blogging lately. I'm not sure why. I haven't felt the need to post, but I have been writing. I'm still writing every day. Today is day 277 of writing in a row. I've not taken a break, and I'm pretty proud of myself. One of my goals was to post once a week on a blog. I haven't done that, but have posted on the book blog and a Mommy Connections blog. Not once a week though.

I think to get back at it, I'm going to do some prompts. It'll get me back to writing honestly. I'm picking and choosing one for each post, and am hoping to write once a week, but we'll see. I'm not picking them from any particular list of prompts, but just choosing what inspires me in the moment.

Today, I'm listing ten things that make me happy

1) I'm happy I've started to learn how to ask for help. The truth is I can't always handle everything myself, and if I don't learn how to ask for help, I'll probably lose my mind.

2) I'm happy to be writing consistently. Big writings or small writings, I'm keeping at it. I love it.

3) I'm happy that I can do the solo Mom thing. I'd rather be doing it with my partner, but he is working hard for us away from home, and I'm working hard at home. As much as some days I hate it, I love the great days. The feeling of being super mom isn't all bad.

4) To follow the last one up, I'm happy to have a partner who works incredibly hard for us. He hates being away from home, and we hate it too, but we know he's working to make things better, and we love seeing him on video chats.

5) I'm happy I've rediscovered the small things that help keep me happy. Crafts and scrapbooking are the major small things that come to mind. 

6) I'm happy I know how to be happy. I can see the crap moments for what they are, and acknowledge them, but I know that being happy is what gets me through it.

7) I'm happy for my family. My sister has been a LIFE SAVER these last few months. She gives me a break when I need one, but more than that, she's somebody who will come over and hang out with both my son and I. She's an adult person who I love to talk to. 
My mom comes in from out of town to give me breaks I need as well. They know I hate asking for help, but can sometimes sense my high anxiety levels, and know when I need relief. 

8) I'm happy for my friends. I may not see some of them as much as I'd like, but they listen, and they understand, and they're my friends. I'm also happy for the lifelong friends Anthony will have because of my friends.

9) I am happy for my dog. He's a big pain in the butt, but the most loving pain in the butt you've ever met.

10) I'm so happy that I get to spend my days watching my son learn new things. He's a little dare devil, and constantly keeps me on my toes. I wouldn't have it any other way. He makes me laugh all the time. (He also frustrates the hell out of me, but that's a different post.)

11) (One more for the hell of it.) I'm happy for the invention of both coffee and wine.

That's it. Hopefully I'll be back next week.

Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.”

― Jane Yolen

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  1. Congratulations on your hard work paying off and keeping up your writing streak!

    Also, Jane Yolen is one of my favorite authors!

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting! :)
      I actually haven't read anything by Jane Yolen. I just fell in love with the quote. I'll have to read more by her!