Make-It Monday – Branching Out

bitmoji_goalsThis week’s theme is “Trees.”

Trees are often in competition for resources. The taller trees get more sunlight and they are the first to make contact with the rain that helps nourish them. Animals seek shelter beneath their boughs. A more runty tree that has unfortunately found itself planted underneath it is unlikely to thrive.

But lightning will strike that big tall tree first and potentially kill it.

I had an epiphany this weekend after chatting with some friends. I’ve been feeling rather scattered as I applied to any job that I could possibly do. It’s made it quite difficult for me on the resume front.

I decided to sit down and think about what I’d really like to do and I’m now pursuing one path more than others. This path will make use of all my skills, pay my bills, and allow me a reasonable amount of work-life balance that won’t leave me so exhausted by the evenings and weekends that I won’t be able to pursue my writing projects and my internship.

All that said, I’m feeling way better. My mindset is positive once again.

I’m now halfway through the edits for The Page & The Magician. Once it’s done, I’ll be doing a grammar check before getting back in touch with the publisher to see if I can resubmit.

I feel like I had been branching out a little too much and lost focus. The branching may have been necessary for growth and to find my path again, so it wasn’t a waste.

Anyway, I got up early today and applied for several jobs with a new resume. My goals have shifted slightly for the best of reasons.

Oh, I even voted in the advanced polls for our next provincial government. This time, I voted for something rather than against or out of fear. It made me feel better than any other time I’ve voted in the almost 20 years I’ve been voting. And now I can pretty much ignore election related news until the election is done on June 7th.

R~

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