Won’t Give Up, Won’t Give In

If you have noticed my more frequent writing lately it is because I took a challenge. This challenge was created out of the love of writing and the need to hone in on the craft with good content. The catch? You have to write every single day for the month of December. December, people! Like it wasn’t busy enough, like I didn’t have enough pots on the stove, I added another. And normally, I would have said no. Normally, I would have passed it off to another month that would be less busy. But then I thought, who am I kidding? There is no less busy these days. Christmas is actually going to be calmer and relaxing. It’s just leading up to it that is stressful.

Anyway, I took the challenge and I was doing great, but last night, after a physically and emotionally long day, I sat down to write on the couch…and started to doze off. Then I managed to get myself upstairs and thought I would write a bit in bed…

I woke up in the dark of 5am with my glasses on my face, my tablet on my lap, and my body still propped up as if I had never relaxed my body long enough to fall asleep for the night.

And actually, the last thing I remember is my husband saying was how he read it is better for your health to not use any technology for one hour before going to bed, so your brain can shut down.

Funny, right? Clearly, my brain and body did not get that memo.

So here is my little bit advice and thought during this time of year: Do what you can and make your moments count. Time is fleeting and we need to recognize we can all use a break. Even if you committed to a ton of stuff, just pace yourself.

I was kind of bummed I missed a day, but I needed to listen to my body more. My plan is to write two posts tomorrow when my day is more relaxed.

What about you? Are you feeling the stress of the holidays and year ends projects that need finishing up? Have you been caught asleep with your tablet on your lap? Let me know in the comments below to let me know I’m not alone!


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Dahna Weber December 13, 2014 at 12:24 am

Wonderful to see someone practice self-gentleness. ESPECIALLY a mom. 🙂

Julia a.k.a Mama MOE December 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Thanks, Dahna 🙂

Carin Harris December 22, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Only 10 posts left! Deep breath and let’s get it done – woohoo!


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