Monday, February 14, 2011

you know what feels good?

Sitting down and working towards a goal that's been on hold for nearly five years.
I've been writing--and even submitting work--since my girls were born, but I haven't been able to do it in an organized way since before Lucy was born. Yesterday, I opened up my old spreadsheet of markets, started culling, updating, and revisiting the places I've submitted work before. I looked at five websites. Today, I did another five. I'm hoping to add to the list and start submitting on a small scale again soon.
I'm blessed to have friends that have helped me keep my toes in the water through these five long years. I'm thankful to have continued writing, even after I finished my degree and got no sleep.
But it feels good to do something for myself, something a little scary and mundane and time-consuming, and decide to do it, even if it's a little at a time, so that I can take bigger steps later.
And it feels wonderful to have the rest, time, and motivation to sit down and do something for myself.
Thanks, Melissa, for challenging us all to love ourselves today. Here's to all of you, taking baby steps towards dreams.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Look at you go! Woohoo for spreadsheets! :)