Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What's Your Passion?

I told my boss yesterday that I have to take a couple of days off during the first week of school to have surgery and I'm still employed, so life is good. Let's just hope I heal quickly over the weekend, because I do NOT want to take Monday off too. Surgery is scheduled for August 6th, so if you wouldn't mind praying for me, I would GREATLY appreciate it.

I'm a little bummed mixed with relieved this week that I'm not in Washington, D.C. for RWA National Conference. I'm relieved because, with everything else going on around here, there's no way I could've fit that into my schedule. We've spent the last three days setting up my classroom and setting up for this giant yard sale that is taking over my house. And it's supposed to rain tonight and on and off Thursday and Friday, but I'll think about that later.

I'm bummed because I haven't written anything in a while. A Loooong While. I even had to let my RWA membership expire while we get our financial house a little more settled. Recently a friend asked me to critique her first three chapters and wanted me to tell her if she should quit writing. Ugh. Might as well ask me if she should quit breathing. See, if you're a writer, you have to write. It's not an optional thing. If there's a story rolling around in your head, you have to get it out on paper (or computer screen) or you'll go mad. That's where I am right now.

What with selling one house and buying another, moving, going back to teaching full-time, being a mama of two rowdy boys and a rambunctious lab, playing Bejeweled Blitz, living in two different counties, and the general chaos of my life in the last year, I have not had time to write anything more than this blog and lesson plans. I need that outlet to keep me relatively sane. Thus, my current level of crazy.

If there's something you love to do, make time for it. I'm going to try to remember that, too.


Shelly Conn said...

One of my biggest passions right now is taking pictures. I love taking them mostly of the kids and getting on my paint pro shop and doing different things with them. I try to make time for this when I can because I really enjoy it. :)

Shoshana said...

Tebble, praying for your fast recovery from your surgery.

Wow, you have a crazy busy schedule. I wanted to get into teaching, and I really hope someone will employ me and I hope I don't suck at teaching because, well, that was my other dream growing up.