All week long, I looked forward to Saturday morning. The plan: wake up early and write! Cooler weather was predicted by the weather seers — what more could I ask for?
Somewhere along the way, my wife said, “We should get up early and juggle Saturday morning! The weather’s supposed to be sunny, barely any wind, and in the low to mid 50s.”
It had been months since really juggling, and it’s not every day that it’s cool and not-so-breezy. Then there’s the obvious: kicking off my Saturday doing something I love with the person I love even more than writing and juggling combined.
The choice was obvious, and we had a lovely morning! (And when I later sat down to write, things flowed even better than I’d hoped because the energy of the morning carried through the day.)
This week — or any week — if you have the choice between writing and doing something else you love, choose something else. I’m not saying don’t write; I’m saying it’s not all about writing.
Sometimes skipping writing and doing something else you love makes your writing even better…