I have been writing like a maniac and entering contests, submitting pieces to various venues and practicing my craft.
Why did I wait so long? Once in the habit, it’s really not that difficult.
It helps, however, when the family is out.
Sitting here in utter and complete silence I focus on my breathing. Slowly the panic is rising up inside of me. As of Thursday evening, the kids are out of school and will be here, all the time.
Here. In MY spot.
Not that I’m not looking forward to vacation. We’re all due, ready to chuck routine out the window.
No one wants to be institutionalized over the summer so no one is in camp. This may not last long however, since especially my youngest has all these social needs that I’m so unfamiliar with. I have an art camp bookmarked to put her in, later in the summer, maybe, if she drives me crazy.
So what’s the plan for my writing habit? One thing I did was research library hours. There’s a few local ones that have quiet study areas, which look kind of interesting to me. Perhaps, while they’re in swim lessons, I could sit in the nearby library and maybe their dad can pick them up after? Even if it’s just for a couple of days a week.
What I do know is that I don’t want to completely lose my new habit. But sticking to two or three days a week will probably be enough.
I too need a break from routine all the time. Because if you know me, you know that hockey season begins in August, and that’s only a month and a half away…