As you may have noticed, I did a complete overhaul of the blog. I realized two things. 1. I'm going to have to get REALLY sick of this look before I'll attempt it again. 2. I was so not born to be a graphic designer. I could see what I wanted in my head, but don't have the skills to create it on my own and spend WAY too many hours searching through the web to find something I liked. But I am still making some tweaks, so if there is something off you noticed, please let me know.
I have been really seriously writing for just over a year, and in that process I learned a few things. The greatest one is, for me to have what I want and take care of what I need to, there has to be some compromise. And there has to be some focus on what is really important. Going to the gym? Important. I'm a fan of being healthy. Killing myself to be as skinny as many people I'm around? Not important. And I will let you know that it took two years of learning to love the skin I'm in to come to this point after a holy meltdown batman incident. Besides, I'll only be as skinny as many of these people two weeks after I'm dead, and that doesn't work with my future plans.
I want to write. I have LOVED my last two week break from teaching. I would love to have that be my lifestyle, to find a way to make writing equal what I make teaching. And if I burn all my energy in the morning, there is no way I'll even hit publication.
What balance negotiations have you had to have with yourself? Did you make your resolutions in a way that will let that happen? Are there some modifications you could make now to increase the possibility?