Here I am a new blogger, trying to find my niche in the blogging world!
As a writer and a painter, I find it really hard to balance my time between the two. Since my first novel has just come out, I have decided to put painting mostly on hold for awhile. Yet, it bothers me to think of those brushes gathering dust!
I need to promote, write some more, format those...the list goes on and on. I realized today that, even though different things may be pulling me than what pulls at other women, we really all suffer from the same things:
Too much to do in too little of a time period, and guilt that we are doing the wrong thing-no matter which thing we are doing. Why do we do that to themselves? Is this something mostly female, or do men feel guilt like this?
If I am writing, my brain gets after me that I should be marketing or painting. If I am painting, my brain screams at me that I will never get the 2nd novel done unless I put down that brush!
I am willing to bet that women (men too?) all over the world hear that same voice. It does not matter if you are a mother, lawyer, doctor, writer, clerical worker. Why do we allow ourselves to feel guilty and ineffective no matter which of our many "hats" we wear or how well they fit?
I would love to hear from others that have this same issue. I would love even more to hear from others that have quieted that voice! Oh. I need to go now. I hear paintbrushes and novels calling, along with my husband, a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and 2 parrots that would love some socializing.