"For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls,
and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared with it." Proverbs 8:11 Amplified

Monday, January 14, 2013

Enough or Not Enough

When is enough, enough…or not enough?
When I sit reading emails, blogs and Facebook guilt creeps in with statements like, “You should be doing something productive.”

Cleaning the kitchen, getting dinner in the crock pot, doing laundry and straightening up is not enough? Of course not, because there is always something else that shouts,

“This is more important. You should start cleaning out cluttered drawers and closets; you have way too much stuff.”

So if I cleaned out two drawers and a closet today, would that be enough? Of course not because I have a dozen other drawers I haven’t touched and there are nine more closets that need attention.

Should I feel guilt about being on social media or curling up in a chair reading? Not when my calling is to write and those social media sites belong to authors I follow and posts by fellow writers sharing their journey.

No one criticizes me for not having clean closets…except me. Is it because I don’t take this writing life as seriously as I should?

If I were working outside my home I would be giving eight hours to that profession; in the remaining hours of my day I would be cooking, cleaning and doing laundry. Why is it so difficult to allow myself the time to feed my mind with writing tips, do’s and don’ts and words of encouragement about this writing life?

Could it be that since I am not currently working on a novel I do not consider myself a writer?

Am I the only writer who torturers’ herself this way?


Anonymous said...

No, you're not the only writer that tortures youself this way. I visit that place of torture myself every day..... But you've got some valid points for me to ponder, here!

diane homm said...

Everything you mentioned, I've thought and done. In fact, I cleaned out two closets last week, and still feel guilty when I sit and write/read. :) We're in this together!
From one Diane to another

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Sorry Diane, I laughed when I read your comment. Aren't we pathetic?