Sunday, December 19, 2010
Where do you find time to write?
While going through personal problems, I did not write a word for my anthology. I felt guilty. I couldn't come up with the right post, yet felt uncomfortable telling anyone how to make time to write.
A dear friend of mine and fellow writer told me, “You're entitled to take a break. Don't be so hard on yourself.” She's right. Although writing is one of my passions, I don't make a living from it. I have to set priorities in order to perform at the level I'm expected.
Suddenly my own choice came into view—it wasn't a matter of being perfect enough or productive enough or disciplined enough to be a writer. During my brief hiatus, I realized that I could dedicate time to my writing and my non-writing life as long as I focus on attainable and feasible goals.
It's important to acknowledge we can't have it all (at least not all at once). We have to choose.