It's not about finding, it's about making
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I'm trying to make a shift in my life where I feel more comfortable and satisfied with what I have, make more of my time, and make more period. It's a process, of course, and I don't know that I will ever fully feel I've done it, but advice like the following help me keep my true goals in perspective.
"In terms of 'writing time'—it's not a matter of finding it. It's a matter of making it.
Can I get up a half hour earlier each day?
Can I give up an hour of TV?
Can I write on my lunch break?
Can I write in the cracks of my day—ten minutes while waiting for a prescription . . . fifteen minutes while the supper soup simmers . . . twenty minutes while the baby is napping?
Forget waiting until life settles down. Life never settles down.
If you really want to write . . . feel called to write . . . somehow, some way you will do it." —Eileen Spinelli
I love how this applies to writing, but I also want to think more about my time in general--especially how I spend time with my children. They are growing up everyday--these moments are so fleeting. I take great comfort in capturing tiny pieces of them now with words--in journals, on our family blog, and in little movies.
I need to listen to my kids bounce balls off the front door now.