Taking the first step toward normal …

Another year has passed.  Birthday wise that is.

It’s been another year filled with accomplishments and let downs; defeats and triumphs. And while I’ve gone through it all, there’s one thing that I couldn’t get out of my mind. WRITING.

I’ve doodled a sentence here and there.  Concocted two or three new ideas for upcoming stories. Revised a WIP. And even (much to my dismay) received a good tongue lashing from one or two of my characters who I have neglected tremendously.

Another year has passed, yet a constant theme drummed in my head.  I LOVE TO WRITE. I WAS BORN TO WRITE. I’M NOT REALLY HAPPY UNLESS I’M WRITING.

So, my new year starts today–with my birthday. Not on Jan 1.  My resolutions can’t wait until then. My life as a writer is urgent, critical and I have to take steps to secure my future. I have to get back into the swing of things.

Apparently, my characters are making bold statements in reminding me of who they are.  I’ve seen their names on the backs of trucks, street signs and even storefronts.

One thing about life is that we all go through stuff–king-size mounds of stuff that seem too overwhelming to move, or small droplets of stuff that are still annoying as hell to remove. The good thing is that we can learn from each other’s stuff. You know, share best practices for overcoming stuff.

If you’ve experienced a period of inaction or piles of stuff, but are doing better now, how did you get over it? What was your first step toward normal?


6 thoughts on “Taking the first step toward normal …

  1. So glad you’re back. I’m in a life transition myself. “Normal” – what’s that? One step and one day at a time until new routines and habits start taking shape is all I can imagine will help things move along. Best wishes as you find your way back!

    • nettrobbens says:

      Thank you …it’s good to be back and to see you’re still around. And you’re right. One step and one day at a time seems to be the best approach. I appreciate your support. Look forward to reading your posts again!


  2. Kathleen Pacheco says:

    Ha! I’m the SAME thing! Gosh! I NEED to get back to my writing!
    Ah, well, we’ll see what the next few months come up with!

    Kathy P.

  3. When I am out of the loop for awhile…or things pile up, I do the hardest thing for me to do…one step(project/task/whatever)at a time. It works for me…how about you/

    • nettrobbens says:

      Good approach JGavin…I know how difficult one project at a time can be for you! I think for me it’s that constant reminder that something is missing in my life and if I want to be happy, I have to let go of the stuff holding me back and move forward. It’s tough at times. But I have to prove I’m stronger than all the wrong stuff in my life.

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