The Emerald Girl

casual. classic. curious.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Keep writing

As usual, after an extended period of not writing I've been inspired to write. When it comes to writing, I'm not entirely disciplined to force myself to write just for the sole purpose of the practice of writing. I used to be but not anymore, especially since having kids. As a side note: my vocabulary is not increasing as I age. That I'm aware of. Or is it? I'll have to pay more attention. I have great streaming thoughts that often lead to what I believe would be great topics to write about. The problem is that I have a husband, a three year old and a seven month old. It was easy enough to ignore the husband back in the day but it is difficult to ignore the kids. When I do, my work is only half-assed. As a parent you're never really separated from the mom brain unless you are physically separated or they are sleeping. Kids. Seriously. Just today I had three amazing thoughts that would have been perfect for bite sized blog posts. But only now am I sitting down to write. I blame it on everyone and everything else except myself obviously. I'm a morning person and a night person. Both of those times is when I do my best thinking, writing, creating, planning. It's the middle of the day that rather sucks. Mornings aren't good for me right now either due to being woken up by a crying baby that wants to nurse multiple times a night and then feeling slightly angry by the time the sun comes out and overly groggy. This in turn makes me feel like I shouldn't stay up late because I'm not going to get much sleep therefore leaving me exactly no time to write.

But bonus: somehow I've found some time read so at least my kid sees I do more than whatever the heck it is that I do looking at my phone all day.