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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Good Intentions

I awoke at 5:15 a.m with all the intention of accomplishing what I did yesterday morning, but alas that has not happened. I keep telling myself that the earlier I rise, the more I'll accomplish. Some mornings, like yesterday, that proved to be true. I didn't feel the "slump" until about 3 p.m. which was actually later than I had anticipated. So, last night I was once again good about going to bed by 10 p.m. with every intention of knocking out a very large to-do list (ok, part of it) in the early morning hours when my house is completely quiet and I have no "mommy guilt".

Can I get an "Amen!"?

The guilt I feel as a mom (and I'm sure there are others who feel it too) can truly inhibit productivity at times. Mostly, the guilt I feel is self-induced, but other times I feel it is the Holy Spirit telling me I should stop staring at the blinking cursor because nothing is being accomplished and I should be doing something much more important.

However, the morning hours are my "sweet spot" and I enjoy them thoroughly, even if I am bleary-eyed some mornings. Coffee makes it all better, right?

So yesterday I wrote 9 articles between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. It felt amazing to get that much done! This morning I have written ONE. Yes, a single article. But, that's ok. There is always this afternoon...and tomorrow...and the next day...The way I look at it is that God is Good and He is providing for us!

I did spend some time looking at a few other blogs this morning and I was encouraged. I laughed.I cried. It's been a worship time in some ways that is different than my devotional time, but just as needed. Can anyone relate?

This post seems more like a ramble...rather than anything else. However, with the amount of writing I do for others, I have given myself permission to write whatever comes to mind here on my blog. This is my "outlet"'s just for me...and I am enjoying it much.I do hope that others may be encouraged too, don't get me wrong. But, for what it is worth, this is the one place I don't worry about keywords or where to place them. I don't worry about what key phrases might generate income. I...just...write.

And it feels...good.

All my best to you this March morning. I must go get my running shoes on and grab that second cup of coffee - it's going to be a very busy day!

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