I have spent the last few nights working once E is in bed, to wake up and do it all over again and exhaustion is hitting me. This night time is usually set aside to catch-up on writing and reading. I don't know how some people do it with really demanding jobs. This only happens to me a few weeks out of the summer and it's all I can handle.
I have a pretty huge deadline today and was up late last night getting ready. This morning I was out of the house at 5:00am to drop Hubby off at the airport for a business and then pleasure trip (Side note: Pleasure? When is it my turn? Bitter? Yes. Rant over), dropped E off at day care and then into work to try my best to meet today's deadline.
It's a good thing I had time to think and write some stuff out on some evenings while I was in Calgary, otherwise my blog would also be suffering from my schedule.
I read an article a while ago (and I wished I had saved it) about writing when you feel most inspired. I am guilty of spitting posts out when I finally get the time and this hasn't been the best outcome for me. I love writing and I do it for myself so that's part of the problem. I rarely ever take time for myself. All of my most meaningful posts were written or drafted when I was suddenly inspired on the topic and when I make the time for myself to just run with it.
So, when do I take time for myself?
- First thing in the morning when my alarm goes off and I have a few minutes to myself before the house starts bopping.
- Nap time for E on the weekends when I should be napping or cleaning.
- Once E goes to bed at night and I should be cleaning up the house and doing the dishes.
- Once Hubby goes to bed and I should be sleeping too.
So to sum it up I write when I know I won't be interrupted and when I should be sleeping, I need to sleep more and my house is a mess 90% of the time.
When am I most inspired?
- My car rides to and from work - which leads to me to make quick notes when I get to my destination to avoid distractions in the car.
- Early morning and late at night when I am by myself.
- Airplane or train rides by myself when I have nothing "better" to do than think.
I have a lot going on right now and therefore I think a lot. It's just finding the time to get it all out that I am struggling with.
So, tell me - when are you most inspired to write and when do you actually write?