Monday, August 29, 2011

And... DONE!

Whoa. It's been an intense couple of weeks. SHH started traveling for work again (rather suddenly), so I had to start flying solo with all three kids day and night before I knew it. I had this major revision I needed to get done for my agent, I had to try and figure out how to go running without SHH there to help with the kids (his mom came over and watched them so I could go once), and yeah. Just busy, busy, busy.

I didn't get much sleep, but I did get my revision done last Thursday. YAY! That was such a big relief and weight off my chest. Of course, now I'm sick, so I may be wearing myself out a little bit, but oh well. What can you do?

That's the thing, when you want something bad enough, you make sacrifices. You endure, and fight, and keep going. Whether it be running a hard race, writing your book (or revising it as the case may be), or any other goal you have. Life doesn't get any easier, nor does time just magically appear so you can "finally get around" to that thing you've been wanting to do. For me right now, I'm trying to keep balance in my life. I am cherishing my baby girl and my boys as much as possible, because I don't want to have any regrets when they get older. So that means sacrificing sleep to pursue my goals - staying up late to write and getting up early to run (when SHH is here anyway). Normally I would keep working on a new book or some other writing project after finishing one project, but this time, I think I might take a break for a week and enjoy an extra couple hours of sleep--or time cuddling Baby Girl. :)

How about you, what do you sacrifice to meet your goals? What have you been doing these last couple of weeks?

8 comments:

DL Hammons said...

In my case I sacrificed my writing and my blog in order to retain my sanity and my family. I knew that eventually things would even out and I would be able to return (which I have), but there are limits and certain sacrifices (your health for instance) that are non-negotiable. Enjoy your free time and use it wisely! :)

Elle Strauss said...

As a runner you know that you can't sprint all the time. The race does have to end at some point so you can rest and rejuvenate in time for the next sprint. Enjoy your time away from writing. A week isn't that long.

Shari said...

Wow. You just leave me in the dust. Go Sara!

Jennie Bailey said...

I think you deserve that break! I have sacrificed evenings with the hubster and Girlz Night repeatedly over the last year. I learned that I cannot sacrifice my workout time - I need those for physical AND mental sanity. You are so amazing, Sara. Truly. You inspire me on SO MANY levels. This is yet another one - look at what you managed to do on your own while SHH was gone! Yay for Moms Who Write!

Russo said...

I especially loved how you wrote, "That's the thing, when you want something bad enough, you make sacrifices. You endure, and fight, and keep going."

Well said and ain't that the truth. We push ourselves to no end for our dream. Hope you get some time to relax.

Carolyn V said...

Just trying to get back into the swing of things after graduating has been a chore. Have fun with your new little one. Those are the best moments. =)

Elana Johnson said...

I'm glad you got your revisions done. Which reminds me, I better get working on mine... Hope you survive without your spouse!

ali cross said...

You are an amazing mother and writer, Sara. I so admire you! Thank you for inspiring me today! And ((hugs)) on the traveling hubby and the sickies. blech.

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