Life is unforgiving when it comes to our hobbies, and it’s hard to find the quiet, dedicated time required to truly delve into writing.
Case in point: I started to draft this article, and then my roommate walked in on the phone with one of our friends. By the time that was sorted out, my laptop battery was close to dying, so I had to give up with only one sentence completed. I wish I could make this up.
Beyond temporary interruptions like these, there may come a time when it’s necessary to step away from writing and redirect that focus to more pressing needs. This has occurred twice already in my life, and now I’m on the cusp of the third. But unlike the other two times where it happened as a byproduct of large changes in circumstances (moving out of my parents’ house, enrolling in a development boot camp), this time I am doing it intentionally.Continue reading