Friday, December 1, 2017

Life Lesson-Cutting Yourself Some Slack

So, I didn't win NaNo this year. I did however, learn a lot about myself! I started off great, but after about a week or two I found myself drained. I've wanted to be an author for a long time, and I don't see that dream ever expiring. I've spent the last two years working on other goals/dreams, like finishing college (while working full time) and moving to Oregon. I've been go-go-go for so long, I wasn't ready to jump back into that mode again...and you know what? That is perfectly fine.

I'm slowly learning to be easier on myself. I can do anything I set my mind too, this I know, but I also need to know when to cut myself some slack. Once I figured this out it was like a weight had been lifted from me, I don't have to be perfect!

I think a lot of times some of us can be too hard on ourselves. We try to so hard to live up to all the potential we see in ourselves we forget to just take a break. I don't have to have a plan right now for when my novel get's done. I have all my notes, I think about my characters every day, and I know when the time is right I'll get back down to business.

Did you win NaNo? How did you do it? If you didn't win, what takeaways do you still have from your experience?