Missing Deadlines and Thumbing Through Planners

“I like to be on time. I enjoy my punctuality as much as I enjoy a chocolate macaron on Sunday evening, or a Lush bath. I also enjoy getting things done and I hate straying away from my plans. Though, there comes a time to prioritize all that you wish to do with all that you should be doing. I’ve spent this entire past weekend in the company of my family, in celebration and in placidity. Yes, I missed my blog deadline. Yes, I didn’t get much writing done. Yes, it was well worth it.” 

I knew from the moment I woke up this morning I’d be rushing to get things done. I knew from the moment I finally got out of bed, I wouldn’t have a moment to relax. Part of me feels as though I should’ve planned better, finding a good medium to get everything done. Do you realize how unrealistic that sounds? Sometimes, we have to make a judgment call. Sometimes, we have to allow ourselves to put things aside to enjoy the little things. This past weekend was one of the best I’ve had in quite a while, and I am undoubtedly refreshed and ready to get right back into things.

Granted, I have quite a lot to do with Midterms slowly approaching as well as NaNoWriMo. Though, it excites me. It excites me that I will be knocking things off of my to-do list every chance I get. It excites me that I am finally going to make time to accomplish some of the goals I’ve set out to complete by the end of the year. All the while enjoying the time I have with the ones I love. Isn’t that what balance is all about? 

Novel writing is hard work, and it requires a lot of commitment. It is also evident that there will always be something to overcome when you’ve set out to write a book. Though, if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that I have found a comfortable writing pattern that remains realistic as well as giving me the satisfaction of feeling like I’ve actually done something practical with my time.

“The creative process is one that is to be learned and it is understood only when it is done out of love for the craft. I’ve always been the kind of person that likes to set unrealistic goals for myself, but I’m learning. I’m understanding just what it means to sacrifice my time for what I love, and for those I love. That is a lesson that will inevitably present itself later on in life.” 

Love, Anisa Nasir (3)


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