Monday, May 3, 2010
As most of you know I am a school teacher. This time of year is very exciting in an elementary school classroom. We have about 18 days of school remaining and there are lots of things going on like standardized tests, field trips, assemblies, and final projects. I have been reminded that even good interruptions add a lot of stress and distraction.
However, I must admit that I also suffer from Spring Fever in the rest of my life. It seems like in the spring there are always LOTS of extra curricular activities. I am working on my Master's degree and that includes final projects. There are holidays like Easter and Mother’s Day that require me to shop for new shoes and clothes--and, oh yeah, visit family and/or spend extra time at church. Another sign of spring in my life, is that my wonderful, fabulous local RWA chapter, “Heart of Dixie”, has its annual Readers' Luncheon (more shoes) and I am lucky enough to be on the Luncheon Committee. I love this event. We always have such a fun time!
Most of these things are positive experiences but distractions, nonetheless. Pantster and I were talking Monday about how we feel pulled in all different directions and that these distractions, while necessary, are taking time and energy from our writing.
Are you suffering from Spring Fever?