Have I mentioned that my day-job is Director of Communications for a large church in downtown Fort Worth, Texas? I’ve been in church communications for over a decade, and I love it. This week is Holy Week — the last week of Lent leading to Easter Sunday. Our church has 15 worship services between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. That’s a lot of bulletins to get ready, a lot of announcements to make, a lot of social media fodder.
I have also had several things come up on the domestic front. Parenting challenges that threw me for a big loop. It’s required more of my attention and spare time. Not to mention, my husband started back on a more demanding schedule at work. So, the home front is counting on me more than ever.
I guess that’s all a set up for why the above quote from Katherine Neville speaks so deeply to me today. In this season of working, raising my daughter, and all of life’s other must-do’s, I just have to write. Maybe this isn’t the season to make big strides on the publishing front. (That’s in God’s hands anyway.) But I can write. A paragraph even. A few lines when I’m inspired for a brief moment.
It’s so easy to get in our own way — make excuses, wait for the perfect scenario. But anything is better than nothing. It reminds me of a saying I’ve heard at the gym. You may not go fast, but you’re lapping everyone on the couch! Baby steps are ok. They still move you forward.
What are your biggest challenges on the writing front? What slows you down? If you’re not a writer, what projects get slowed down by life?
Don’t Stop, Just Keep Writing — TWEET THIS!