Always time for a book.
There is a nice nip in the air, the wind is up during the day and the nights are definitely cooler here in Central Cali. I am heavily into the edit of a full-length fantasy novel that is proving to be very interesting! I am looking forward to the published work:)
Winter means darker evenings, which means lots of time to catch up on my reading and writing. There is a nice balance to maintain between my copy editing work, my job as a Health Aide for my local school district, my ARC work for several authors, and my own writing. Not to forget my wonderful Huckleberry and the pup, Harpo, who is nowhere near as quiet as his Marx Brother namesake. I look at the first two like working two jobs. The ARC work is a joy with deadlines:) The writing time and time with Huck and Harpo are personal joys.
Balance is hard but doable. Being flexible is an important part of it. If I have a chance to drop everything for a special time with my guys, I take it without guilt. If I have to spend a bit of extra time doing my editing to make up for it, so be it:) They understand, well at least the human does, the pup is a bit more insistent:)
One of my favorite sayings is from Confucius. “No matter where you go, there you are”
It reminds me to stay true to myself and to be honest with what, why and when I do what I do. I am going to be with me until the end, better to like the company than not:)