Success depends partly on the time we are willing to devote to an endeavor. Talent is important but if no effort is expended and no time invested then that talent will likely lie fallow.
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Days to Decades
Each day was an adventure and the days seemed to last for weeks. Childhood was like that. I had the time and the world was mine if was willing to take advantage of it. But those days turned into decades as first my college years passed, then living to work and working to live life to the fullest. I had time to write, and often did, but there was no particular aim to it all. Writing was mostly relegated to something of the nature of a hobby.
Eventually life was mostly work and family. I was fortunate to be working jobs that I enjoyed doing and that allowed me to still be very involved with my kids. Sometimes there was writing involved, but mostly that was when some nagging idea insisted that I write it down. So I did. I wrote in spiral composition books at night after the kids were in bed or during a spare moment at work. When the compulsion subsided, my writing books were tucked away for some later use.
Writing has always been in the background of my life--rarely taking center stage. I probably spent more time thinking about what I might write someday than actually writing. But sometimes I did write. And now I need to continue to write. I need to consider devoting more time to writing. Thankfully I have blogging as one outlet and writing blog posts has been a bit of writing salvation to me.
Days fly by quickly as what I had planned on writing today has been postponed until tomorrow. Or someday. Yes, the days are flying by faster than I would have ever imagined when I was that kid with all the time in the world on his hands. Then I could wait. Now I'm not sure waiting is what I should be doing. After all, the days are turning into decades and one day those decades will amount to a lifetime. When I was a kid a lifetime was forever. Now I know the truth.
Are you fulfilling your writing dreams? What is your current favorite way to release your inner creative self? Do you devote time to writing as much as you'd like to?
Time--2017 A to Z Theme
My theme for the 2017 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is "Time". The posts will be more philosophical, contemplative, and even autobiographical than instructional. No time management tips planned, but you never know with A to Z.
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