Mar 23, 2012

The Transition of Prioirities

I have the opportunity to know my future.  I found out today that an ankle I royally hurt nine months ago does in fact need surgery.  Followed by four weeks of non-weight bearing aka crutches.  Follow that with four weeks of a walking boot.  Follow that with four weeks of rehab.

But here's the funny thing.  I knew it was really injured and probably needed surgery.  But my first thought was I get lots of time to write.

A year ago this would have made me very sad because it meant I was out for the volleyball I usually participate in during the summer.  I do wish I was playing, but it isn't nearly as devastating as I thought it would be.

Writing has moved high enough up the rungs on the priority ladder that I'm kind of looking forward to the excuse to sit and write. Plus, transportation via crutches makes for awesome abs if done right, and luckily, I'm accomplished in such modes of moving.

What has made you realize you are more of a writer than you thought you were?  Do any of you *get* to know what is coming in your future?  Did anyone else notice that in my frantic week of survival mode, my blog posts have been really short?

19 comments :

Kyra Lennon said...

Sorry to hear you have to have surgery, but it's good that you have found a positive!

Cristina said...

is it weird that my first thought was.. oh an injury would give you more writing time, how perfect??? it's weird, right?? yeah.. but hey, I hope that it all goes smoothly for you :) recovery and writing time :)

mshatch said...

Funny, I think...no, I KNOW I would think exactly the same thing.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I suddenly on Monday had lots of floaters in my eye, I was in Spain and was due home that day, Once home went to the eye unit at the hospital who reassured me that it is common but will always be there. I thought before what if I can't write my blog anymore, I would miss it terribly as I have made so many friends.
Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry about the surgery, but at least you are looking at the positive side.

Erin Shakespear said...

LOL....I love it.

Kelley said...

So sorry about your ankle :( That's such a bummer!

I find that I'm much more excited about traveling for work now that writer is higher on the priority list. When you're in airports, hotels, etc all the time, that's the perfect place to write :)

And people watch ;)

Have a great weekend!

Emily R. King said...

I hear ya.
I've been put on bed rest for my last two pregnancies. Deep, deep down, past where my concern for the baby lies, I hope I get put on bed rest again. Imagine the writing and reading time! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I would panic at first, but then I would relish the time to write.

Angela Cothran said...

Writing more than one story made me think writing was just a fluke for me :)

S.P. Bowers said...

Sorry about the ankle but hooray for the opportunities it will present. Hope it all goes well.

Joshua said...

I know what's in my future this weekend. U5 Soccer. Does that count?

Donna Hole said...

I think it was blogfests that helped me discover I really wanted to be a writer. I had written a trilogy before discovering the blogs, and hadn't given writing much thought past completing the books; but having prompts to focus on helped develop a need and an enjoyment for the craft.

I hope you get the most of your infirmity. And good pain meds, of course :)

.......dhole

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I had ankle surgery last January with a little bit longer, six weeks in the boot. All in all, 6 months from surgery until I was permitted to run again. Not fun. It was worse than a C-section.
So good luck getting lots of writing done. Easy on the meds or you'll sleep away the time.

Sarah Pearson said...

'More writing time' was exactly what I thought as I was reading your post! Still, bad news about the ankle though :-(

I recently gave up my subscription to my beloved online computer game. I was upset, but then realised I hadn't logged in for weeks anyway :-)

Annalisa Crawford said...

I love that you're thinking about your abs - that's so funny! I'd love some uninterrupted writing time, but probably not as dramatically as yours.

Laura said...

Hi there - I come to you via A-Z list! Sorry to hear about your ankle - but you have a lovely outlook on it. I think I realize I'm more of a writer than anyone realizes when I sit down at my desk, I feel more at ease and at home than any other time of the day.
Hope you heal fast and nice to meet you
Lx

Susanne Drazic said...
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Susanne Drazic said...

OOPS! Sorry about the last comment. Need to do only one thing at a time. : )

Sorry about the upcoming surgery, but glad to hear that you are keeping such a positive attitude about the whole situation. Best wishes to you on the surgery, recovery, and of course all the writing you will be doing. : )

A side note - My son was in a walking cast for two months. Just got out of it a couple of weeks ago.