As I continue on this ever-changing experience called life, I sometimes need to remind myself that I need more time for me.  It’s one of those precious things that a lot of us forget. Sometimes we just need to take a break and smell the flowers.

I’m starting to have one of those moments in life.

I’ve been so focused on trying to get a new job that I’m finding myself feeling occasionally beaten down by life a bit. I especially notice it after a slew of “We think you’re great and smart. You’re incredibly talented and skilled, but…” notes or calls. Granted, I prefer to hear back then just assume after a week that I’m not getting the job. At the same time, a constant stream of rejection wreaks havoc with ones emotions and feelings of self-worth. That doesn’t mean that I look poorly on a business who sends me one. I actually appreciate the fact that they’re willing to do the hard thing of giving someone bad news. It gives those businesses a certain amount of integrity, in my opinion.

Afterwards, I go right back to what I was going before. I send out resumes, go out on interviews, wash, rinse, repeat. And I keep going until I might finally get my desired result. After all, you’re never going to achieve your goal if you give up.

But after doing this for some time, I must admit I’m starting to feel tired. I’m feeling more tired than I thought I would.

As of late, I’ve been taking the initiative to say, “I’m going to take a take it easy day.”

It really is something I need. It’s been hard to take time to write. And that’s what has suffered more than anything. I miss being able to sit down and just write. I’ve had other stories percolating in my head. I’ve also had some more ideas for the story that I’ve been working on for a few years.

So, I’m working on teaching myself this thing called balance. Working on taking time to play video games, watch some new anime and now taking the time to write when I need to. After all, my ultimate goal in life is to make my writing profitable. I can’t very well do that if I don’t practice my craft.

If any of you are writers out there who are also looking for/currently in a job, do you have any advice on how to get a good amount of writing in as well as? I would love to have a better balance of writing with life where I don’t throw my arms up and just take 16 or so hours where I just start writing. I could use any and all advice.

Thank you for continuing to read.