In the interest of full disclosure, I didn’t win NaNo, but what I learned changed my writing life.
It’s more than half way through October. Normally, I’d be deep into a Halloween project, working like mad to get it done in time for either a party or trick-or-treat night.
Not this year.
This post is in honor of Puttyfest, a world-wide celebration of Multipotentialism September 23 – 25, organized by Emilie and her tribe over at her website, Puttylike.com “A Home for Multipotentialites.”
If you’ve read my About page, you know I consider myself a Multipotentialite. Well, it turns out both my daughters are as well. Poor Hubby, not only is he overrun by estrogen on a daily basis, he’s also the lone Specialist.
However, I believe that learning this is such a big part of our lives has actually enriched our family.
The Blahs – when you and your world feel “off,” not normal, and you’re not sure why.
The Sads – when you are unhappy or disappointed by something specific.
Down in the Dumps – you feel unworthy and dejected due to a particular reason.
This is not about depression. That’s beyond the scope of my expertise. I’m talking temporary and (mostly) specific here. Feelings that last a day or two, maybe a week at the most.
For me, The Blues started a particular cycle. I’d let my feelings take over to the point I’d lash out at everyone around me. After the raging bitch was gone, remorse set in, and I’d apologize. We’d go along happily for a while and then the fun would start again.
After enough years of this highly unproductive cycle, I realized what a waste of time and energy it was.
Something needed to change.
As monstrous as holiday prep can be, there’s something truly insidious about the procrastination that creeps up on us afterward.
…can go right to hell without warning.
I planned to tell ya’ll about the extra money I paid on our credit cards this week, but life stomped on my sandcastle.