I’ve got my work cut out for me today! Not only do I need to update my What I’m Reading page, but I also need to update my Thirsty Thursday page. Things that, while seemingly easy to do, are time consuming. To do all of that on top of writing this here blog post, cleaning, taking care of Little Man, and getting in some writing around the errands I have to run today, I will probably be passed out at the computer before I have a chance to cook supper! Well, that may be an exaggeration, but only because I take my caffeine through an IV and have an addiction to Mountain Dew.
Some other things I have to do this weekend include shoe shopping for Little Man and a bit of clothes shopping for both my kids. Luckily, a friend of mine introduced me to this great consignment shop in a nearby town. She has two little boys and has given us lots of clothes for Little Man, but he’s a growing boy and requires clothes up the wazoo (as does Precious). I can’t wait to find them some cute clothes this weekend, but must remember to stick to a budget. I have a tendency to get carried away where my kids are concerned. I justify this by the fact that they are my kids and therefore deserve everything I buy for them. I need to back off of this to prevent spoiling them too badly though.
And if you’re waiting for it… No, this post has nothing to do with writing. When I first started this blog I wanted to focus on three things, writing being only one. I got off track though and devoted most of my time to the writing aspect of this blog. Probably because there is so much information out there about writing I became obsessed with wanting to share what I have learned. I fell into a writing daze.
This particular post is about my life. I wouldn’t have anything to write if I didn’t have a life. And though I often tout a lack thereof, I really do have a pretty darn good one! There are things in my life that inspire me and I want to share them. Not just with family, but with friends. And not just the friends I have in “real life” either. There are many people out there in the blog-o-sphere that have become good friends. I enjoy hearing about their lives and believe they enjoy hearing about mine. My community is not limited to driving distance anymore.
I also love reading but haven’t posted on that much either. The only things I’ve posted about reading are little bits and pieces of info on what I’m reading or wanting to read. I think reviews are soon in order. My book budget is limited, but I should be able to swing maybe one new book every two months or so (I’m still getting craft books as well, which I suppose I could post about too… Two birds and all). I’ve actually had a request to review a book and find myself very interested in doing so.
It’s important for me to remember that writing is not my life, but a part of my life. I wouldn’t be able to write if I didn’t have a life or read, the things that inspire my writing. Nor would I be able to appreciate what I read without writing or a life. And my life wouldn’t be full without writing and reading. I cannot have one without the other two. They are all connected so strongly that to deny any of them voice is denying myself my true voice.
What about you? Do you find yourself denying certain aspects and focusing on only one? Leave a comment! I love hearing from you=)