I hit a wall, not with ideas or planning, but with time. I struggle with feeling that I “shouldn’t waste” my time with creative writing, and so it gets squeezed to the end of the day, when I have no energy left. I was giving my best time and my best efforts to the day job. Today I found out what an unwise investment that has been.
Today I received an object lesson on how corporations (and academic institutions are more like corporations than I find comfortable) demand loyalty without giving any in return. I found out today, after several months of doing more than my own job on the promise of something better, that I have merely been contributing my extra efforts to the greater glory of the university, unsullied by lowly accoutrements like money and authority. I spoke about writing poison pen letters in my sponsor post, but had no idea I would be following my own advice so quickly.
So, I plan to spend some time in the next few days remembering and refining my dreams. I will dust off some of my goals that got pushed aside, and spend some time with them. I have neglected friends and their blogs, but want to put those connections back on my plate. I want to invest my heart, breath, and time where they will grow and prosper.
Please go visit around the other ROWers, whom you can find here.