One Step at a Time…

Have you ever had one of those days, where every inch of your body and soul wants to be creative, but the world around you is just fighting you every step of the way?! Yeah, well that’s where I am today…

I have been sitting in front of my computer; with a story line, a plot, and a goal, for the last hour. Yet every two minutes one of my kids bursts into the room yanking me out of my concentration and forcing me to listen to their whining and complaining.

I thought that taking them for a mile and a half hike through the cold caverns would wear them down and make them lethargic enough to sit on the couch and rest for a while, but no such luck! Apparently exercise only invigorates my children’s sense of adventure and energizes them to make it through the rest of their day.

Thus, meeting my goal of making it through chapter eleven of my book seemed to quickly be slipping away. That was until I discovered the power of Pepperidge Farm cookies. That’s right, Pepperidge Farm cookies happen to be a lot like crack to children. They love them, and will do just about anything for them, to include sitting quietly while watching a movie so that mommy could get some quiet time. Ah, the power the cookie.

I hammered my way through chapter eleven, and quickly moved on to chapter twelve. Who knows if any of it is any good… I certainly don’t, but I’m enjoying the process, and to me that is the goal! At least for now. When I’m done the goal will be to publish, but for now I’m taking it one step at a time…

Goodbye Stress… Hello Smile!

Ever have one of those days where everything seems to be against you? Yeah, well that was me yesterday… Well, maybe that isn’t completely correct. I mean my day was okay. It was just really long and extremely busy. Then, after a long day of work I couldn’t just go home to my loving caring family like I wanted to do. No I had to go to a staff meeting, and seeing as I’m the boss… I couldn’t really miss it.

The staff meeting started with a two-hour┬átraining, which felt like two years after the busy day I had. Then to follow-up the training we actually had to do the meeting portion. That took another hour. We didn’t get out until 9:00pm last night!!! That never happens… By that time my staff was antsy and didn’t seem to happy either, and FYI with the not so subtle attitude I was receiving from some of them throughout the meeting… I wasn’t all that happy either!!!

Today is going to be different! I have over the past couple of months been able to put aside my stress at work, and let the attitudes slide… today will be the same!

Goodbye Stress… Hello Smile!