My niece turned 21 this month and if there is one thing that has done, it’s made me aware of time.
As I get older, I am finding that time is going so much quicker. It was something my Mum would warn me about but it’s easy to take time for granted.
Time. We always think we have more than we do.
Amongst other things, I have been thinking about the time I give to writing.
For many years, I have wanted to write a novel. It’s been my dream for a long time. Yet, I don’t allow myself the time and commitment it needs.
Why don’t I?
Confidence and not knowing where to begin are elements for sure, but I am coming to the belief that I am not respecting my goal to be a writer. Or in fact, my right to call myself a writer.
“I don’t have time.” “I would have done it but I ran out of time.”
These reasons are how I have justified it. When I sit back and look at it though, I realise that they are simply excuses.
When I really want to do something, I take a breath and go so what makes my writing so different in my head? The main challenge I face is respecting my writing enough to make time to do it. I know I have not done this. I know this needs to change.
This is how I want to approach the time I give myself to write. I respect my day job enough to not make excuses to do it so why should the time to write be any different?
If this is in any way familiar to you, let’s make 2020 the year we give our writing the attention it deserves. We can do it!
Note to myself. Don’t waste time, just write.
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