Reality...

I missed two blogs in a row this week...I had been doing so well...and then reality came and just hit me upside the head...and I used to get so bent out of shape when that would happen. I used to look down at my list of things to do and shake my fist and scowl when I didn't accomplish all of my tasks...then I realized sometimes you just have to let reality win. I love teaching...I have done for 17 years and still love it more days than I don't (a lot of that has to do with where I currently teach...it really shifted the points back to the "love it" category)I also love being an author...love it all day every day...and I have really worked hard to have balance between my teaching life and my author life...but the reality of it is some weeks I can't give as much time to writing as I want to, because of the demands of my teaching life...but I always come back to my novels and my characters. That is also reality. They are a part of my present and my future. I used to worry about EVERYTHING...and then I would worry about the fact that I worried about everything...and the reality of that is that it caused me a lot of undue stress. My reality is pretty amazing...I have a good job...a good family...more ideas than one person could possibly write in a life time...an education...an unquenchable thirst for knowledge...that is all part of my reality. One day, I am going to live on an island...you bet that is going to be reality. I am going to get there. Watch me...but in the meantime, I am going to do all that I can, every single day...and I am going to play in my fictional worlds...and live in reality (most of the time).