Sometimes you get discouraged and feel like you are not getting anywhere with your writing. Perhaps like the rest of us, life happens. It can be really easy to be discouraged by the events going on around you and then something else happens on top of it just because.
My best friend passed away a few years ago, her husband two years before that. She had three adult boys, great kids, who we were privileged to envelop into our family. Today we had to take my girlfriend’s old dog to the vets. It looks like cancer and now the young men need to say goodbye to another link to their mother.
Life is wonderful, life is hard.
The two statements are true at the same time. We are really sad and I am girding my loins to deal with the heartbreak that is to come and to figure out the best way to help these young men. But I get so much joy from having them in my life. My girlfriend lives on through them. We almost lost the dog before, right after she died. But I was damned if I was going to let that happen then. We managed to save the dog, Meghan, and she was able to help the boys for a few more years. They are in a much better place.
What does this have to do with writing? Because I honestly didn’t want to post. I am tired, and worn out and didn’t know what to write about or if I even felt it was worth it.
But I sat down and just started. Five minutes. I can do five minutes. Then five minutes turned into a post.
I don’t know if anyone will read this. I just know that I need to do this for me. Perhaps someone will read it and they will need to do just five minutes or one more baby step until you make it until the next moment when life is wonderful.
Have a good day.