I don’t know who need to read this today but here it is!
One of my followers posted a comment that sparked my attention recently. Their comment had to do with my constant hustle and the rate of my content uploading on my social media pages and website. They basically said I deserve to call myself a writer! And it just had me thinking, authors, poets, and people in general, ignore the signs showing them that they need a break. Or we keep it to ourselves when feeling overwhelmed instead of venting. But I am not keeping it in at this time. I AM OVERWHELMED – NOW MORE THAN EVER. Most of you don’t know. In fact, it’s not something I would normally admit. But the truth is, I have been overwhelmed with juggling so many things! I graduated from college, moved to a new state and started my career with a new full-time job. And guess what? During all the working, moving, and learning, I still have to maintain all my author profiles by trying to post every day, write content for my site (like what you’re reading right now) advertise my book, and start my next one. Not to mention I just started my own show, Plazz’s Panel where I discuss and read some of my work — Whew! The list goes on and on. But there are three things that keep me sane.
- Stay Positive
- Stay Focused
- Stay Strong
And don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining. These are great things to be tired from but sometimes I don’t want to do anything but write. I don’t want to go to work, I don’t want to do the dishes, I don’t want to talk to anyone or exercise. I just want to write — that’s it. But I can’t I have to do so many other things and find time to do this.
When I get weary, I remember why I am doing all of it. Success isn’t going to just fall in our laps. We have to work hard for everything. And while we feel overwhelmed trying to keep up with life, we can’t forget about our dreams. That’s all I am trying to do is get closer to my dreams. It’s like there’s an ongoing itch we have to keep scratching. But please do me a favor, remember that I am human and you are too. It’s okay if we get tired, frustrated, and sleep in a little more instead of running errands on our day off. What matters is that we are trying! So we have to keep trying and even if our pace today is a little slower than other days — at least you can say you gave it your all. Oh well. My mom always says to take it one day at a time and as I am getting older I can see why she says that. If you get wrapped up in all the things you have to do, you’ll be running around like a chicken with your head cut off. Which is what I feel like! But remember those three things. Remember to not beat yourself up if you didn’t do something you needed to get done today, don’t forget about the goals you are working towards, and don’t give up! Stay positive, stay focused, and stay strong!