Mother to six, PhD student, Theatre Artist, Teacher, Early Riser, Trying to get it done.
Take Aways from my freakin’ writing retreat–Day 3
Realizing that I won’t get everything I wanted to get done, done… but also realizing that I STILL got more done than I would have if I hadn’t been here…
Also, “Why haven’t I done this before????” (oh, yeah, many children, 2 jobs…)
Note to self; always bring more coffee than you think you will need — rationing coffee makes me anxious.
Making a large pot of homemade soup and bringing only the soup, a loaf of wholegrain bread, a jar of peanut butter and a bit of fruit to my 4-day retreat so I won’t have to “fuss” with cooking, seemed like a really good, sensible and wholesome idea, but on day 3, I could care less about sensible and henceforth just ate a bag of microwave popcorn I found kicking around in the cupboard, (OK, so I ate TWO bags of microwave popcorn….)
It is impossible to NOT have at least a few flashes of Kathy Bates in Misery showing up, while alone in a cottage, typing away furiously in a snowstorm.