What I Expect for Summer Break
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School is out and summer is here.
Typically at this time, the house is still and quiet.
Today, the house is alive and filled with all sorts of sounds: toys being dumped out on the floor, my shallow sigh as I step on them, a storming battle over who had what first, the stomping of feet going up and down stairs.
Welcome to summer break.
I expect a major change in my daily writing/reading routine over the next two months.
It will be tough trying to get all I want to do done, but I know God will help me.
While I may have to slow down on certain things, I am ever thankful for the two precious gifts God has given: my children.
They keep me young, make me laugh, encourage me to create, help me dream, and are simply fun to be with.
Yes, I expect some changes, but change is good. Summer is sure to be crazy, but I want to make the most of it AND keep my sanity.Summer is sure to be crazy, but I want to make the most of it AND keep my sanity. Click To Tweet
Here are some ways I plan to stay ahead (or at least keep on track):
1.) Wake up 30 minutes before the kids. By doing so. I can have my morning quiet time with God and perhaps spare a few remaining minutes to brainstorm writing ideas.
2.) Set a 30 minute reading time for myself and the kids. A writer who reads makes a better writer. I can’t afford to not make time for it. I also want my children to keep up with their own reading. While I could read all day, my kids don’t always share in the same enthusiasm. Little incentives can help in a big way, like taking the kids out for ice cream after finishing a week of reading.
3.) Work on posts for the blog over the weekend. While my husband is home with the kids, I’ll be able to sneak away to a coffee shop and write. I typically write two posts each week. One that I share with these amazing link-ups Monday thru Thursday, and the other here at Five Minute Friday.
4.) Have fun. I can’t write about life if I’m not living it. I’m looking forward to new adventures, to breaking away from my normal routine and shaking things up a bit. Though I’ll be sure to keep pen and paper near for those inspiring moments.Here are some helpful writing tips to stay on track during summer. Click To Tweet
What are some of your writing habits?
With Lots of love,