Thank you to Stacey, Betsy, Dana, Tara, Beth, & Anna for this amazing platform to write and share writing! What a wonderful community you've created! I'm honored to be part of it. Join us at Two Writing Teachers.
What do you do when you can't focus? (I feel like I need to borrow Holly's OLW for a little bit.) Life is busy. I'm teaching amazing sixth graders...an extra class of them because we are overcrowded this year. I am teaching two graduate courses. I help facilitate the county wide twitter chat. I provide the cards for the card ministry at my church. I greet at church. I am on the steering committee for Run Me Home, which is an amazing race to support foster care in my county. I write for (and with) my students. I blog every week for these link ups: Slice of Life, Spiritual Journey, Celebration Saturday...and on really good weeks, Digital Literacy Sunday and Poetry Fridays. I'm also writing a novel in verse and planning a memoir piece of writing.
I am certainly FLYing, but I'm finding that I'm struggling with focus. This morning gifted me with a snow day! Ahhhh! One of my tasks today is to figure out my focus. I can't keep up with everything! I want to blog and comment, but I find I'm falling behind and I'm feeling so guilty about that!
Everything in my life is here because I want it to be here. I want to write. I want to tweet. I want to blog and teach! These are all good things...but I need to focus on where I need to be and what I need to do. Blogging five times a week AND blogging with my students AND doing other writing is leaving me frustrated and guilt-ridden! UGH!! That's not ok.
I stress out when I see others blogging every day of the week and I can't imagine how I could do that! Yesterday, the amazing author Gae Polisner posted a reminder on Facebook, "Comparison is the thief of joy!" And I decided that I needed to do something.
Today, I will make some changes. I really want to write something...a book something! I may be less present here on my blog. I love the community that's built up here and I don't want to lose it, but I need to focus! Any tips you have to focus your time are welcome...