What do you do when life moves you ugly?

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 ©Devin Berglund

He who kneels before God can stand before anyone. – Unknown
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I wanted to get a blog post up today about something completely different, but just couldn’t get to it, because of all the hectic-ness happening lately.

The past week has been a hectic, tough week and weekend for me and my family.

Many different things took place.

And because of all these things, I wasn’t able to work on my edits, which is aggravating because I have a deadline to meet.

To start off… I was loving my summer job, but when the computer program I’d been using at work glitched so much – I had to call the programming company. Let’s just say I was stuck on the phone for a long time.

On top of that, one of my little baby cousins passed away this week. She was only 1. We haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. SO SAD.

I hope to get some editing and writing done today. It’s so tough when life hits you and you have to stand up and keep on keeping on.

What do you do, when life hits you down and moves you ugly?

4 thoughts on “What do you do when life moves you ugly?”

  1. I just posted about this the other day as well! So sorry this is happening. I just scale back where I need too (even if that means my writing) and get done what I need to do. Family always come first in my world. The book can always publish a few days later 🙂

  2. I’m sorry for your loss Devin. My life moved in an ugly direction for awhile too, although I am in no way comparing my difficulties to your loss. With all my overtime, I wasn’t able to write for weeks because I was so mentally drained at the end of the day and I kind of hated myself for it.

    The biggest way I was able to help myself through it was by allowing myself to not write. I told myself that until overtime was over, I wouldn’t make goals for my writing. Once I took that pressure off, I still found times to write here and there, but it was because I had the opportunity and I wanted to, not because I felt like I had to. I still struggled with this choice, but this simple mindset did help me quite a bit. Even if it wasn’t very productive for my writing habits, it certainty helped ease my anxiety, which during this time, was more important.

    1. That is great advice – allowing yourself not to write. I had to do that. It helped. 🙂 Thanks for reading Allison and for your lovely, kind words! 🙂

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