Submitted Date 12/06/2018

Good morning to all of my readers. I am sorry for my absence.  I decided to try my hand and the whole NaNoWriMo in November. I am happy to say that I met my goal and because of this I am now working on editing my first book. With this though, has come the struggle to balance my work time, personal writing time, and family time. I am happy to say that I think I am bringing it together well. I guess only time will tell. This gave me the idea to write this new post.

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We have all heard the saying “time is money” and I have even written it in one of my previous posts. These three words have shaped our lives on so many levels. I have learned that the best way to handle these words is to ignore them. If I let myself get tied behind these words, I find my personal style suffering, which makes my professional style suffer as well. While there will always be a deadline and time restraints for everything we do in our lives, we must learn not to dwell on them. If it is meant to be, you will find a way to make it happen. Allowing myself to adopt this mindset has given me the opportunity to see myself grow. Removing the time clock that was constantly running in my head, gave me room for creative flow. This is not to say that I do not meet deadlines or have a schedule to keep. Only that I let myself worry about the quality of my work, instead of constantly looking at the clock to see how much time I have to complete it. This has not only given me peace of mind, whether I am working on work to be turned in or personal creations, but also improved the quality of both. So my advice to you is to let the clock take the backseat. Know that it is there, but do not let it take the space of your personal thinking.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday and an inspired weekend. Find what makes you happy and make it your own.

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  • Trudi Young Taylor 3 years, 5 months ago

    I think those are some good points and one of the reasons I have not participated in the November writing bonanza. Apart from this year being whacked out on meds post physical therapy. I love how life bats us around a bit to keep things in perspective. Big hug.

    • Mary Jaimes-Serrano 3 years, 5 months ago

      Trudi, I hope you are progressing well in your physical therapy. Sometimes I think the things that happy are to show us that we need to take care of ourselves too, while we are out there slaying the world. A big hug back to you. I look forward to reading more of your work and chatting with you all again soon.