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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I Think I Forgot to Shower

Over the past few weeks I’ve taken on a few extra writing projects and let me tell you I’m having fun!

How do I know I’m having fun? Well, on two separate days last week I reached the end of the day, looked in the mirror and said, “Huh, I think I forgot to shower.”

I get up every morning with my high school daughter at 5:30. I walk while she attends an early morning class until 7am. I come home and get everybody else up and ready for their day. Most of the time I use any lag time until they’re gone to do a little house work, usually dishes, and check my email so that once their gone I can get a shower and immediately start on my work.

Suddenly, I seem to be skipping a step. The draw to the computer has been so strong that I’m starting work before they leave; dragging myself away from the computer to get them to the bus stop and dragging myself away again to pick them back up from the bus stop.

Does that mean the work I’m doing are my dream assignments? Not at all. In fact a lot of it is down right boring. But, it is a challenge, and I love the challenge. For me the joy comes from conquering the written word. The reward is another satisfying day where I had the luxury of working from my home.

Given the results of the last week, the rest of the world is probably glad I work from home as well.


Judaloo said...

This is hilarious! I do this sometimes too, but only because I am studying, not because I get to write...

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

I have the same problem. Must be a writer thing.

Josi said...

I do it a lot--first, I already don't shower every day--dry skin and hair--but I'll then realize it's been four days and suddenly those people that won't stand close to me in line at the grocery store make much more sense. but I LOVE it when I have something that I'm that excited about, so congrats on that.

Alison Palmer said...

It's nice to know I'm not alone in my weirdness. Thank goodness for deodorant and baseball caps!