I cannot wait for my children to go back to school, the summer has been peaceful but I'm over the lazy days. I want structure and routine back. I crave it. Being organized is what keeps me going throughout the day. I sit down in the morning with my coffee, jot down what I need to do and what I want to do, then figure out how to arrange it. I have my bad days, the ones where my body won’t cooperate anymore, or my brain is so fried that I struggle keeping a hold on things, but I still manage. I allow myself some grace and go read a book to unwind (I've read A LOT of books this summer). I’m not one of those writers with a strict writing schedule. I don’t believe in the “write everyday” system, because I just can’t physically do that, but having a flexible chunk of time available on a good day is like magic.
Summertime is an all-out chaos party though. It doesn’t matter what I planned for myself, my kids take over and there’s always unexpected things happening. So we go with the flow, it’s like a vacation for everyone, I guess. As the end of the season nears, I'm so ready for it (and not just because I want it to be Fall). I have three quilts lined up to be finished. I have two half written short stories and one larger story sitting at about seventy percent (with a whole lot of editing) and they’re all haunting me. So, I bought a shiny new planner (a gift to myself while buying school supplies) and I’m setting a few reasonable low-pressure goals to hype myself up. Only a couple weeks left, bring it on!