Well... Today, to say the least, did not go to plan. If it had, a post about Dialogue and Voice would have been up for about seven hours.
But... five hours of being obligated by social standards to visit with my great aunt (and driving her home and back) and two and a half of singing shot that idea right out of the water.
Right after they torpedoed my hopes of writing my 600 words to get to my daily goal.
Fact is, I could write now, but my brain is feeling sort of empty. A little dizzy, even.
So... today's post has been moved courtesy of my extensive vocabulary and ruthless use of synonyms.
But that's not where I was going. Hopping right back on topic, today reminded me of something that might be of value to you.
I have had more than a few of my friend on the blogosphere ask how I wrote in between all my studies and social life and everything else that I must attend to.
I always answer in some variation of the following: I do what I must.
Classes were important to me, so I had those fixed in my schedule. Projects? Get them done. Friends? Coffee or a long visit? Either way, it was done. Same with fencing, same with meetings, same with studying for tests. Blogging got a slot in the evenings when I had nothing to do.
As for writing? I decided to write in the small hours in between classes when I couldn't get anything academic done.
There never was a thing for me about whether I had time or not.
I made it and did what I had to to get as much done as possible.
Was the system perfect? Pretty much... Yes, there was an issue with my *cough* economics *cough* but I know that I could have spent the semester only doing that cursed subject without passing the class. I mean, I had a distinction going into class...
Sorry. Back on track. So, I don't really see today as a lost day. I got out of the house. I got to do something else that I love passionately (talking and singing) and I did get 500 words done. I even got some reading done while waiting for my gran, my great aunt, my singing instructor and the choir.
As far as having a good life goes, today was pretty up there.
And that makes me happy.