Oct 052012
 

It seems when life gets hectic my writing, my passion is the first thing I sacrifice. It’s something I always regret but never seem to learn from, until now.

With a recent move among other major changes, time has been spent on learning, playing and cleaning. All great things and each has aspects of me involved but every day should involve something just for you to remain happy.

If you are all about being a mother that’s terrific, be the best mom you can be and show your child(ren) what it is to be a happy parent. I’m completely in love with my child but admit, publicly despite the possible gasps and groans, that my life is not all about him. I feel I’m cheating him if I am not happy with who I am and where I want to be.

Teaching him to do what he loves no matter the sacrifice (unless, of course, a danger to someone or himself) can only be done through the action of living the life you want for your child.

This means I need to sacrifice a little bit of sleep every day to write for me so that I can devote all my attention to him without feeling regrets of abandoning me when he is awake.

I’m taking a marketing course right now for various reasons and the last chapter was about a mission statement but this doesn’t only relate to a business. Every dream and goal needs a clear objective to ensure you know when you’ve accomplished something. So I’ve been thinking about my own personal mission statement relating to my writing and came up with this:

Writing for me is an opportunity for someone to read, learn and embrace the freedom of literacy. I write because it’s in me and I know that every current and future reader needs to read something they love to be addicted to it. I write because someone will enjoy what I’ve provided them to read.

What is your mission?

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland author of Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One and Arm Farm

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