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Keeping Goals

I find it funny how life can get so off track.  How, when we struggle through as best we can, setting goals, trying to maintain, that one little slip off the tight rope and we never seem to jump back on!

nano_14_ml_badge_300pxNaNoWriMo has just gotten rolling and I am already slipping behind, after my amazingly great start the first day.  I often ponder why I always seem to be slipping, falling behind on my goals and dreams.  Question if they are really important to me, or if I am just afraid.  That is one of the biggest reasons I participate in NaNo every year, and why I chose to become an ML.  It gives me a responsibility.  To help encourage others to write, and to meet the goal myself.  I have always loved a challenge, and NaNo gives me a great one every year!

I keep pushing through, with all the things that seem to crop up in my life to try to kick me off track.  This year, it was my mom getting breast cancer.  Thankfully it was so early that she wont even have to go through chemo, but it has left me feeling decidedly unmotivated to write.  I know that writing will get me through, and I will persevere!  But it is slow going…


What about you?  Do you face challenges that push you from your goals?  Allow fears to slow you down?  What gets you back up and pushing onward?


Midweek Poetry Break: Memories

So I had this all ready to post last week, but life rather got in my way.  I also took that time for a much needed break.  Feeling much refreshed I am going to try to get back in the swing of things.

Last week was the five month mark of the loss of my wife, so I thought I would share a poem and picture that I photoshopped.  It was one of the first one’s I tried to photoshop without her, I used our engagement picture as it is one of my personal favorites.