After a heavy shower of rain recently, I found myself on the shoulder of the road sinking deeper into the soft earth as I continued to push the gas pedal to the floor. Except for the sound of splattering mud hitting the rear wheel rim and quarter panel, I made no progress.
So I stopped.
Backed up a bit.
Redirected my wheels.
Slowly then, I eased back onto the road.
I have read enough inspirational material to feel as though situations like this aren’t just coincidental happenings, but often a key to something much deeper. So I asked myself what I thought that was supposed to teach me.
The answer came rather quickly. It’s exactly what I’ve been doing lately – pouring on the gas in the direction I started out in and just spinning my wheels. It’s time to stop – back up – find a new direction – and ease back into things again.
Nine months ago I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish over the course of the next twelve. But I am not where I need to be to make those goals achievable. So, I’ve signed up for a few webinars and critiques and hopefully this will redirect me.
To get the most out of these sessions, I will need to temporarily stop something in order to free up the time. Quitting my day job isn’t an option. (The bank still expects the mortgage payment on time – go figure!) And I’m still several years away from retirement.
So, I’m following in the footsteps of a few of my blogging buddies – Georgette and Darla to name two – and taking a summer break from blogging. I will definitely return by Labor Day and hopefully with a few new insights on ‘writing and life’ – the goal of this site.
I may even treat my website to a whole new look. Who knows? Just watch for the incoming message that writingfeemail has returned and hopefully I’ll have something new and exciting to share.
HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!