I decided to take a big break from my writing career so that I can work on those important things in life. My biggest struggles, ADHD and depression. I have tried managing it with help, but unfortunately, Kansas limits the necessary help and I have found I am highly allergic to every man-made medication on the market. My body was telling me something, so I am in the process of changing what I put into my body. I am also attempting a healthier diet in my life, but this is easier said than done when there are others who enjoy a less healthier lifestyle.
As for my writing and crafts, stay tuned, because I'm slowly getting back on track with anticipated kick butt excitement!
I've been so busy with my job away from home that I have forgotten what the most important thing in life is, my family. But what's even more tragic, along the way, I lost myself. I use to go to yard sales with my kids. I used to take weekend fishing and camping trips with my family. I use to take real vacations. I use to craft, write, sing. I used to, I used to, I used to.
Now, I do nothing but work. My body and health feel it on a daily basis. I come home, eat, then go straight to bed, most nights. I don't even have time to do grocery shopping anymore. Sad, isn't it?
At the start of 2017, my goal was to re-create this blog by taking it down a new path of life designing, in addition to my writing career as an author. I wanted other single moms to live a life within their means and make enough money to give them the opportunity to stay at home with their kids, just as I wanted with my own kids. But I allowed my other job to slowly take over my world and here I am, back to square one. Ugh!
A week ago, I broke down and decided to have a talk with my boss, only to realize, nothing will ever change. There would be no more family time, no more vacations, no more days off. It was time to move on.
But moving on will mean a lot of hard work! It will not be an overnight success. There will be long days and nights, but most importantly, I must focus, focus, focus! Something clearly easier said than done for me! Still, there will be no excuses and I'll continue to keep on trucking, or should I say blogging because after all, this is my life, not yours and I will prevail!
Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn.