A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my decision to leave my job and pursue something that I was passionate about.
Since then, my two weeks at the office have come to an end and I find myself looking forward to the future with a fresh, new perspective. I’m starting a new chapter in my life, one that is much needed and necessary. While the position I just left was what I needed at the time I got it, it was not something that I could see myself doing and being happy with in the long run. And if life is too short to not be doing something that you love, life is definitely too short to be doing something you don’t enjoy.
So with a grateful heart to my supervisors and coworkers, I left the office on Friday looking forward to starting that new chapter in life.
In the next week I will have to adjust to a new schedule, one that hopefully involves getting called in to substitute teach.
I will also have to devise a plan to stay busy, if I’m not called. There will be more down time than I am used to in the day, so I will have to create a schedule to be productive.
My most creative times are fairly early in the morning as I drink my morning cup of coffee and in the early afternoon, right after lunch time.
If among my other creative pursuits, I can work in at least an hour each of writing and working on the blog each day, I will be able to focus on developing out Amanda’s Nose in a Book a little more as well as finish The Girl in the Glass Coffin.
Creating a routine that includes creative time might be a challenge, especially once work picks up, but I’m hoping to get working on that sooner rather than later.
I talked to the people who came to writer’s group on Saturday about the importance of carving out time to write, saying that if you take a half hour a day (at the very least) to write, then at least you’re progressing and pushing forward with your work. Sometimes when I say that I try to devote an hour or more to writing each day, I get crazy looks— how do I find that time?
I make that time for myself. Sometimes I sacrifice things I would rather be doing to write. Sometimes I just don’t want to. But I have to.
in this new chapter of my life I can’t allow myself to not have that time.
So, time to begin that new chapter and work on things that make me happy.