A Departure of Sorts: Priorities
“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. ” ~Victoria Moran, American writer & speaker
I’m surprising myself with this blog post.
Forty-five minutes ago, I told my husband, “I’m not sure what I’m blogging about tomorrow.”
Five minutes later I looked at him and said, “Now I know. I’m going to let everyone know that I’m taking a break from blogging on Tuesdays and Thursdays.”
It’s not like life in the blog-o-sphere will come to a screeching halt if I don’t post on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a few months (or never again, for that matter.)
But here’s what will happen: I will have a bit more time to focus on writing my second novel, which is due to my editor on May 1. And May 1 is not that far away, believe me. I have a little counter ticking the days down on my website because May 1 is also launch day for my first novel, Wish You Were Here.
So I am, as today’s quote so aptly puts it, putting first things first. Writing my manuscript takes precedence over writing Tuesday and Thursday posts. Stay tuned on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for In Others’ Words — blogs about quotes. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy the conversations we’re sharing together. On occasion I may toss in a vlog or two and give you a little glimpse behind the scenes of Wish You Were Here, just for fun.
In Your Words: Have you had a “putting first things first” experience recently? I’d love to hear about it.
And here’s my open invitation to share a favorite quote with me at [email protected] If I use it in a future installment of In Others’ Words, I’d love to introduce you to the group — it doesn’t always have to be me starting the conversation!0 I like this!