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Monday, September 21, 2009

Weekly Inspiration: Stay focused

Maternal Spark (where creative moms shine) has developed her Monday's Muse post into Weekly Inspiration. Now you can stop by at anytime during the week to add yours. I'm excited because if I miss it then I can click over later and still participate. This is probably one of my favorite weekly posts because it always gets me to thinking.

So, let's see, what's inspiring me this week?
If you're a regular visitor then you know my birthday was yesterday. I spent a lot of time over the weekend thinking, avoiding certain thoughts and catching up on some work. Not exactly the celebration I had hoped for, but it is what it is. Or, more accurately, it was what it was.

Trickling over into the week, I suppose, is my desire to maintain the quiet, calm (in between the disquieting thoughts) and self reflection that I experienced from the weekend. My creativity peeked a little, which is definitely encouraging. So as I work on a major article that is due tomorrow, I hope to keep the anxiety and the impatience at bay especially with my 2-year-old daughter - who refuses to let me work - meandering about my office.

This is what she decided to do when I sat down at my computer:
Remove her clothes (nicely asking me to help her get her shirt off)

Then directing me to her room where she decided to put on pajamas (a random bottom & a nightgown) with a belt
Besides my fear that her antics will keep me from concentrating and working, I am also trying to keep the anxiety at bay that's trying to creep in regarding an ongoing "battle." My lawyer just called then the soon-to-be ex sent me a text. That's definitely anxiety producing developments.

Trying to maintain quiet, calm and self reflection goes right back to what almost everyone tries to maintain: focus, which is my inspiration this week. Focus on self to facilitate maintaining quiet and calm.

Wish me luck.
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