Day 57: Long Days

I try to write my blog posts during lunch but today was one of those days when it just didn’t happen. And all I thought about while plowing though my stacks of work was wanting to write this and how, when I got home, I needed go through my writing and find some pieces to read at tomorrow’s ROW open mic online. Then I worked until 7:00, filled up my car, fed stray, feral, and wild outside critters when I got home. I just ate and as soon as I finish this, I’ll go through my writing file. It’s harder some days than others to juggle a job and your “real” and creative lives. There are days like today when I still think about giving up on my creative life but after the jumpstart that it’s received over the last few months, I won’t do that. I know I’m not the only creative person that feels this way. We have to make a living so we can’t walk away from that. We have to eat, sleep and spend time with our significant others and family. We have other responsibilities as well so what do we give up? Our ability to create is one of the things that gives our lives meaning so how could we give that up? I did for a while and I regret it every single day. That’s why I’m determined to stick with it. So we keep on with the necessities while we carve out bits of time to write. And we keep dreaming about the day when writing will be our day job. It’s a long shot but it’s happened to others so we have to keep working to make it happen for ourselves. We cannot give up our dream.

About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in Irving, TX with my husband, 3 dogs, and 5 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.
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