BLAH!!! I really don't like this prompt! Probably because right now I am feeling exhausted just thinking about it. So, I think we will skip the prompt today. Sorry NaBloPoMo, I'm just not feeling it!
So, now what? hmm........
I got nothing. Well, that's not completely true. I have the fact that I need to be working on my fanbolt.com post. I write the weekly review/recap for the show "Castle", and I am supposed to have it done already. I haven't started. And I feel a little overwhelmed by that.
I started writing the reviews on a whim (as I do most writing projects). I saw a Twitter post looking for people to write reviews for their favorite shows and I jumped at it as a way to stretch my writing skills and talk about a show I enjoy. And I do enjoy writing the reviews. But the deadline (which is supposed to be 24 hours after the episode airs) makes things very stressful. "Castle" comes on at 9pm on Monday night, right when I should be headed for bed. So, if I watch it, I am up late. If I wait until the next morning then I am sacrificing writing time. Tuesday evening the TV is on and I can't focus. And through it all I am stressing over the deadline.
Well, not this week. This week I am going to take my time. And not stress about the deadline. The one that is imposed by a website I volunteer for. What's the worst that can happen? I suppose they could kick me out...I think I'm okay with that at this point. Because I need to stop stressing about this, it needs to be fun.
I need to faithful to myself in this area. Faithful to the enjoyment of writing. Faithful to the need to stretch my writing skills. And faithful to the need not to stress. Funny, when I picked my word I never envisioned applying it in quite this way! Sometimes I wonder at the thoughts God puts in my head! It's amazing to me how He can shift my focus without my even realizing where He is leading me.
And now I better go, so I can work on that post a little before work. I'll let you know how it goes! :)
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