There’s been a lot of changes lately and one must adapt to changes as they happen or there’s a tendency to get swamped and founder in the surf.
A little background context…
For the last 4-5 years, I have been living at the motel that is also my Day Job. Not the most ideal of circumstances in terms of making a living, but I get plenty of time to work on creative projects. I’ve been told by friends and close acquaintances that they couldn’t (or wouldn’t) be able to deal with it if they were in similar circumstances. I’m not sure if I’m being paid a compliment or not, but when you are trying to reorganize after a series of setbacks, you tend to focus on what you have, not what you don’t. That means devising (and following) budgets, developing plans of action both personal and professional, and essentially removing what wasn’t working in favor of what will.
Sure, I’ve had my doubts and frustrations, but that’s par for the course when you are making major life changes. So when I say that Writing is very important to me, I’m not making that assessment lightly.
A few days ago, I brought back a number of personal items from storage that had sat for about a year. The year-long storage wasn’t intentional; I had only counted on a few months but plans fell through. Hey, at least I got my gaming computer back in my hands again…hehe.
My life is officially centered around Writing now that Paradox is back in my possession. Of course, I always try to strive for balance because the easiest way to kill the joy of what you love is to do it 24/7.
There will always be unforeseen events that will come along to mess up your day, but with an organized foundation in place, those hiccups won’t feel as bad. Plus, worrying sucks and I would rather do more fun things like being creative.
Thanks for your time. 🙂