At present I'm in the midst of helping my hubby complete his tour here in Russia, move back to the States, see my eldest graduate high school and go off to college, help my youngest get settled in a new high school, see both kids finish out their years on a positive note, make the bittersweet transition of saying good-bye to dear friends and a loved country that's been home for 2 years, and anticipating our new home. Did I mention I'm praying our dog doesn't barf the entire flight back to the States, and that I can't wait to be reunited with our parrot whom we couldn't bring to Russia?
Oh, and I'm writing a new book for Supers that I can't wait to share--it's due to my editor August 1st.
Writing is important to me--it's my calling, something that will always be part of my life. I fight to protect my career and precious writing time.
I'm not a writing superstar (yet--I AM a positive thinker!) but in fact I'm one of many writers who make up the Harlequin Superromance imprint. My story, my book, is needed to keep the promise of this line to the reader going. It's part of a bigger picture.
Balance is the most challenging aspect of my life as wife, mother, writer, Navy wife, friend, mentor, mentee. It's a daily struggle to not veer off of my specific writing/work goals for the day to take care of something for my husband, my kids, even my country. When I don't achieve balance it's almost always because of a poor choice on my part, fueled by my forgetfulness that I'm needed for the depth of strength of writers (including me) everywhere. We're all connected and each thing we do whether it's write, teach, sell, buy, or whatever your vocation--it's important.
How do you find balance in your daily life?