Creating a habit of writing

Sometimes I struggle with getting writing again after a break… creating a habit of writing.

Can anyone relate?

I know from experience that I just need to start. Somewhere – anywhere really. Get it out… deal with the editing after the fact. Ignore the voices judging you – they don’t know what they’re talking about. Plus, if what you write is really nonsense, you’ll read it tomorrow (before you post) and edit it then. 

The habit of writing

So, in the moment, what’s essential? Starting again. Starting anywhere you want, re-developing the habit of writing. If you’re really concerned you can build up drafts, share them when you’re ready… but start creating a habit of writing. 

So, for me… let’s see, my day job has been it’s usual, busy self. Plus I had shoulder surgery in February – taking out my right arm for weeks – and then from mid March until the end of August I had two kids home with me full time. Working and helping with school work for Nicklaus, while trying to keep Cameron somewhat entertained…

I hope they look back on this time and remember the day trips and fun we had.

A summer of memories

They worked on art, read so many books and played outside as much as possible. Cameron learned to ride a two-wheeled bike, Nicklaus learned how to skateboard and Barkley loved having us home. In the day-to-day, it was hard to see the positives of the pandemic, but looking back, it was a pretty great summer for our family. I cooked more than ever before – Kevin rebuilt our deck and it’s my favourite place in our house. We ended the summer with a family trip to Vancouver, which wasn’t nearly long enough for the length of that drive but was plenty long enough for two kids sharing a bed and waking each other up way too early. The kids headed back to childcare and school in September and suddenly the house was so quiet. Barkley and I didn’t know what to do with ourselves. We’ve been walking at lunch and productivity is at an all-time high. 

I hope Fall is treating you all well – and I hope to be back here, in a more consistent way. 🙂

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