I know I’ve said this before, but I’m incredibly impatient. I hate waiting. So, I try to keep myself perpetually busy. On the one hand, this makes me a decidedly hard worker and I am able to handle lots of projects at once. On the other hand, I know that being able to sit still with one’s feelings is a skill worth practicing (and I need the practice!).
I’ve got a list of things I’m waiting on. First of all, as a writer, there’s a lot of waiting to be done. You send off queries, you wait. You send off manuscripts, you wait. You wait and you write. Write and wait. Wait and write. (you can hear the Jeopardy music too, right?). Being a writer will teach me patience if it kills me (and it may).
I’m waiting for summer. This summer is really special. My kids and I are traveling a lot and I’m taking a two-week writing trip to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The kids and I have a little countdown going on and we’re just excited. I get to see my mom and my sister. I get to visit some of my best friends (one of whom I haven’t seen in the flesh in a few years! Eep!). And I get to research and write. I’m working on a new book series set in Seattle, a city that I adore, so I’m looking forward to the creative time I get to spend there this summer.
I’m waiting for next summer and another W word – my wedding. Even though it’s going to be a very small celebration, it’s hard not to get caught up in a wedding planning frenzy. I’ve limited my insanity to dress hunting. I’m torn between something simple and short, and something traditional and poofy. Watching endless hours of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta is not helping!
So, for a girl who hates waiting, I’ve got a whole heap of thing on my plate that will cause me to slow down and just sit with my impatience. Who knows, maybe I’ll learn a little something about how to wait in peace.
How do you feel about waiting? What helps you get through it?
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