August and September are always hard months for me. They are full of all kinds of draws on my time like the start of school, the Renaissance Festival and of course harvest and canning season. Consequently it is a lot harder for me to keep up with all the things that I tend to do during the whole year (blog posts, writing, laundry, etc). Yet somehow it has to get done.
“I’m such a slacker… I don’t [fill in the blank] as much as [fill in the blank].”
How many of you have said this? I know that I say it all the time, usually to looks that could kill from my co-workers. You see, in their eyes I already do too much and don’t spend any where near enough time just relaxing. By that same measure I don’t do any where near as much writing as some of my writing buddies – interestingly enough, the writers who write more than I do are the ones who have careers that I’m jealous of. So, when I do take the time to relax, I feel like I’m slacking. And those writers that I look up to, insist that they are such slackers because they aren’t living up to the standards they set for themselves based on the writers they are chasing. I can’t say for certain, but I suspect it goes on up the line from there.
Here is a topic that I should have been paying more attention to recently. As you may have noticed, I haven’t been as regular about posting to my blog the last couple of weeks. I could tell you honestly that I’ve been working at the MN Renaissance Festival on the weekends and that it’s been the first weeks of a new school year. Both have been taking up time that I’ve been using all summer to write. The real truth however is that I know as well as anyone that it’s my responsibility to make time for these kinds of things because I’ll never just find it lying around.