Change isn’t always a GOOD thing…

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So, I’m not really great with change. That isn’t to say that I don’t understand it or respect the fact that it has to happen in life.

I just don’t like when it does.

There were times that changed rocked my world in an amazing way. Like, when I met my husband or when I had my daughter, but that isn’t change so much as it is growth. Those are things that happen, at some point in time, to most people–so I feel like we’re hard wired to accept that sort of thing.

It’s the little changes that get me all worked up.

Like when someone’s at my table in the coffee shop or if they stop making my favorite jeans. I think it’s because I’ve just come to expect that those things will work out the way I need them to, and when they don’t– then I go all crazy town.

When we bought our new house and moved to Denton, I enrolled my daughter in a three day a week preschool. I decided to treat that time like I had a real job, and so I got up every day, went to the coffee shop and wrote. I had an actual schedule to keep, and I stuck to it. It’s been great for me, and for my writing. I actually get out of my pajamas, (if you’re a stay at home mom to little ones, you know what a feat this is) I write regularly, not only in my manuscript but on my blog, too,  and I felt like a real worker-type.

That all changes Friday.

That’s the last day of school, and I’m back to writing late nights and weekends whenever I can spare a free minute. I’m super excited about getting to spend the summer with my daughter, but I’m worried how I will do it all. I feel like I CAN do it, I am just scared I WON’T.

Ya know?

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  1. Good for you that were able to keep a writing schedule. I keep hearing about writers working at coffee shops. I’d like to try that someday.

    I like M. Gray’s tip.

    I don’t have kids, but when I know I have a full plate of tasks, I try to plan things out on when and where I can write.
    .-= Medeia Sharif´s last blog ..An Upgrade and a New E-Reader =-.

  2. I hope you get back on a new schedule soon and miraculously find even more writing time than EVER!

    The coffee shop schedule thing sounds super amazing though. so jealous.
    .-= Olleymae´s last blog ..identify yourself =-.

  3. Oh I’m with you and not a fan of change, even the small things. I always tell myself that I can handle it but then I freak when it arrives!!! Something I’m working on… among many things!

  4. Yeah, I have this love/hate relationship with summer vacation. I love getting to do things with my kids without scheduling around school or homework. But me time kind of disappears. Playdates are always a good thing!
    .-= Sherrie Petersen´s last blog ..Adventures in Beta Reading =-.

  5. I’m so in the same exact place. Friday is my last day with Gwen in school and then it’s back to eking out the time.

    But I’m planning to kind of schedule our days, like set up “stations” for her to have art time, reading time, computer time, and time at the park. And then I’ll work while she’s doing her stuff. But that could all fall apart.
    .-= HWPetty´s last blog ..Spread the Awesome: SEVEN TEARS INTO THE SEA by Terri Farley =-.

  6. I hear ya. I do a lot of s swapping with my kids–taking more, giving mine away just so I can get some writing done. The mayhem on odd days of the week make the peace and quiet for writing SO worth it. Today should be such a day, but my daughter has the stomach flu. Ah. Hopefully Friday.
    .-= M. Gray´s last blog ..Structure from a Guru =-.

    1. @M. Gray, I don’t even mind TAKING an extra kid just so mine has someone to play with… then I can just sit in the living room and let the mayhem happen all around me!

  7. Check in on twitter at #amwriting before your late night writing times…I’m normally around, and there are many of us scribbling late into the night. We’ll keep ya going. 😉
    .-= Jamie (@JamieDeBree)´s last blog ..Everyday Romance: He Said/She Said with Erica & Ron =-.

    1. @Jamie (@JamieDeBree), oh, I am horrible at checking in on that tag… I should do that more, huh?

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