I’m one of those people that needs to be kept busy, else she tends to over-analyze, over-think, and generally drive herself nuts. I’ve been on summer break for close to a month, and I have been going insane! I feel like I should be doing more. More writing, more reading, more running than I’m already doing. I’ve been literally driving myself crazy. I find myself thinking about the fall semester, impatient to get started on my Capstone project, (whatever it may be!) and to try my luck at the GRE’s. I want senior semester to be over at Keystone, so I can start applying to graduate programs that specialize in Creative Writing, which is my first love. I’m eager to start my life.
But wait… Didn’t I do that already? I’m twenty-nine, I’ve got three kids, will be celebrating a tenth wedding anniversary this year, and I’ve been published a couple of times. Hasn’t my life already started? I guess it did, somewhere between Great Themes in Literature, “Wonderful Tonight,” and ten thousand dirty diapers. I was just too busy to notice it. Isn’t that an ass-kicker?
I need to slow down. Guns N’ Roses had it right. “Sad woman take it slow, things will be just fine. All we need is just a little patience.” I love this song for so many reasons, but now I have one more. It reminded me to slow down, and enjoy things. It reminded me to stop driving myself nuts. Thanks, Axyl, Slash, Izzy, Duff, and Steven for writing and performing such a great song!