Fall colors make me smile.
I've been thinking a lot about motivation lately. I have so many goals, dreams, and ideas. Daily, I'm busy with many things that have nothing to do with those goals. I'm just experiencing LIFE. No matter what you want from life, you still have to eat, have clean clothes, and care for those you love.
It boils down to priorities. It's amazing how something right in front of you can move up the priority list quickly. There's a balance, and I suspect many of you struggle with this topic too. When dealing with ministry, C.S.Farmer says you have to minister to those in front of you first.
This month's NaNoWriMo has been interesting for me. I love to write, and ideas flow like a faucet opened fully. Day to day life gives me lots of excuses for not doing the very thing I want to do. This month's project is going amazingly well. We are fourteen days into the month and I have over 32,000 words. NaNoWriMo has the goal of 50,000. You have over 32,000 carrots? Go back to sleep, Wen. We're not talking about carrots. Talk about mixed up priorities!
Why am I producing that kind of word count, when I normally do only a fraction of that? It boils down to focus and commitment. I told myself I was going to do this. I have let laundry back up (not too much). I let the family know how much this means to me. In short- I made my writing important. Hallelujah!
Please tell me if this is something you deal with and how you handle it. I'd love to hear your story.