I know I'm supposed to find joy in the journey. That life is ABOUT the process and not about the destination. But can I just tell you I can't wait for this month to be over? I'm so looking forward to what is coming up, I want it RIGHT NOW.
Like...while I'm excited for my daughter's baptism on Saturday, I'd been caught up in my preparations for my 16 year old's MASSIVE Hunger Games themed party on Monday. Now it's time to dedicate myself to this next milestone. I'm excited to see the last day of school on Thursday, no more waking up my 6 year old at 6:30 am. I'm excited to be able to write again, which I put on hiatus while I've been dealing with the end of the school year and parties and visits from my parents for the baptism. (Which means CLEANING MY HOUSE TOP TO BOTTOM BECAUSE MY MOTHER CAN'T THINK THAT I LIVE LIKE A SLOB BECAUSE SHE TAUGHT ME BETTER.)
But next week begins time to write. And kids at camps and EFY and swim lessons and family vacations and sister's getaways and a writing retreat. Ummm.....maybe I'm not so excited. Huh.
No, I really am. Mostly because my WIP has been very impatient with my need to deal with real life for a while and put it on the back burner. I think it's up a little too hot because it's not merely keeping warm, it slowly rising to a full boil. And I absolutely CANNOT give in and write until all this other stuff gets done this weekend.
SOOOOO......the other thing I absolutely cannot wait for is to see your entries for our "Mormon, Mommy, or Writer" contest. I hope you are mulling over and starting your entries. Because this summer, while full of real life activities, will hopefully be enriched by your stories, essays, and poetry.
Remember: June 1st to July 31st is the entry window. Get ready!!!! It'll be here before you know it!