It's December (hence the quasi-festive blog background)...How in the good grief did that happen?
Life is just happening way to fast for me. I feel like before I can get to do something, something else comes up and I forget about the former thing. Somedays it feels as though I'm losing my mind. I think I may be reduced to leaving little yellow sticky notes everywhere with the things I want/have/need to do.
Could it be turning 30 that's sent me down a disremembering spiral? As much as I'd like to blame my unwelcome age, I think it has a lot do with being busy. 2 kids, 1 dog, a hubby, writing, and life in general tends to take up a lot of my brian cells leaving little for blog posts, articles and remembering to take the garbage out.
The holidays are here and to say it's relaxing...that's a riot...I wish. Now, don't get me wrong, I love seeing my extended family, but it's just plain crazy. *Sigh* I'll survive and have New Year's to look forward to. Bring on the booze!
And if I wasn't enough of a space cadet, I've added roller derby to my list of things to do. That's right, I'm a roller derby chick. Yes, the kind from back in the day, but with more rules. I will be hitting other women for fun. Right now it's just once a week, but it'll be busier the bigger our team gets and that's another link in my chain of crazy.
I haven't forgotten about the book club. I have been reading up a storm, just not Dracula. I tried people, I really did. Please don't throw anything at me. Even watching the movie thinking it would spark my interest again. Anthony Hopkins and Gary Oldman can't be wrong, can they? The answer is...hell yes! It was an awful movie. *More sighing*. Needless to say, Dracula has been shelved. I only made it half way through and that took me 3 months (which is a pretty long ass time for me. I usually plough through a book in a week or so). It's hanging out right beside Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. No amount of undead could make that book exciting. But I digress.
Next post will be December's selection. It's a juicy one...teeheehee...
My writing is all over the place too. I have no idea what I'm doing. Just the other day I was hanging out on the ledge ready to jump, but the drop looked too far so I've moved back a few feet...for now. But I did go to a writer's conference at the end of October and it was...ummm...how do you say....what-the-f*ck?
4 days in a hotel, eating crappy food, sitting in a florescent lit basement room for hours on end, being told my writing, for lack of a better word, sucks and missing the bejesus out my wee family was exhausting. Silver lining to it all....I meet some awesome writers. Well, I've been chatting with them and swapping work for over a year now, but I got to meet them in person and they rock! I also got to pitch to an agent and 2 editors. So really overall, it was worth the stupid amount of money I spent. Maybe I'll try a different conference next year?
To wrap things up, I'm making my New Year's resolution early this year. Wanna know what it is? Well too bad, I'm telling you anyway...I'm going to pull my head out of my butt and organize my life. Not just the doc appointments for the kids, or when hubby has hockey, but organize my writing time too. I've tried this in the past, but it never worked because I never made time to actually stick to the schedule. So time will be made...cuz, yes I can do that! I'm magical bitches!
Are there things in your life you just can't remember to save you life? What makes you distracted? Do the holidays want make you want to pull your hair out? Commiserate with me, it's fun.
Hoping copious amounts of green tea will keep me peaceful and levelheaded,