I am not a best-selling author. I am a mother of two. I am a wife. I am an English teacher. And, I am also a writer. I love writing. I love blogging and lately I have had to literally scrape together minutes of writing. I have had to carve and beg and steal time to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard).
I can’t be ruthless about protecting writing days – because in my world a day devoted to writing is a fantasy. But I can be ruthless about protecting those precious twenty minutes I told myself I would use to write.
Writing is my happy place. It nourishes my soul and revives me. It gives me a little bit of space where I can be me. I do something that is just for me without the tug of all the people in my life who incessantly need a piece of me.
It is my selfish, unapologetic, self-indulgent time. And I wouldn’t be able to survive without it.
I keep this quote by Rowling within reach everyday because it helps to remind me how important writing is to me and it is something I will not compromise on.
I’d love to hear how you remind yourself to do the things you love – regardless of the struggle it may create.