…post pretty pictures.
I’m feeling rather hinky about finishing this manuscript before the 25th of this month. I’m not sure I’m going to make my own deadline. What if I can’t meet my own deadlines? Does this mean I won’t be able to meet agents/editors/publishers deadlines?
I’m stressing out over things that haven’t even happened yet, which clashes with my Buddhist leanings. Buddha said,
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Clearly, Buddha was not a student, a parent, or a writer. He obviously did not have to worry about deadlines or providing for his children. He could sit under his Mahabhodi tree day after day and pontificate about living in the present, not mourning the past or worrying about the future. I’m really, honestly, truly trying to be more like him, but…I have these two small people and a small dream depending upon me. It’s kinda hard not to worry.