Sunday, April 3, 2011

From Guilt to Remorse

I miss writing.  But it’s more like a nostalgia thing now.


At first I felt guilty.  Writing everyday has been a part of my routine that I worked very hard to make a habit. The only thing I've written is my blog for the last month.  The worst part is my studying is not going fast enough.  I thought I would be ready to take the first test by now, but I am only halfway through the material, with 5 tests still in front of me.


It's been long enough now that my habit is broken.  Now I feel remorse for my writing habit and my orphaned book that is about 97% written and I have nothing to show for it.  I don't mean to whine, really.  It's just a fact of life for my current state of affairs.  I really need to pull the belt even tighter and really focus on my studies so I can get back to finishing my book.  I still check-in on Twitter and blogs and see who is posting what, and I'm thrilled some of you are making real progress out there.  I can live vicariously through your successes. =)

I am hopeful to find some balance so that I can write at least a few days a week, even if its just for an hour or two.  On the good news front, My wife and I are doing the P90X workout.  She is really doing great and is a week ahead of me on the program.

I miss you all more than I anticipated, I hope you are doing well!

Clear Ether!

3 comments:

  1. Hi Todd!
    At least you know school won't last forever. It's a temporary setback. Once it's done, you'll be able to get back to your book and finish it. I have faith!

    I've finally finished my book last weekend and took the week off. I hated not being able to write during that time. No surprise I started a new one on Friday! Boy, did that feel good. It'll be the same for you, too. You'll be back in the groove once you're able.

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  2. There's no way to sneak 30 minutes in, once per day?

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  3. Hi Stacy! I'm glad you found a new story to work on! I am tempted to just finish the book. I don't think I am going to finish the testing in time for this cycle and that will add an entire year to the time I have available.

    Hi Ivy! The thing that is stopping me is the stuff I am reading is putting my muse to sleep. I feel like I need to make the study the priority or it won't get done so I start with it. Maybe I need to switch it up occasionally.

    Thanks for stopping by both of you! =)

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