It's back to school time in the northern hemisphere, and here in Australia we're half-way through the school year.
What are you up to?
In my world, it's time to Double Down.
What this means is that -- for me, right now -- it's time to get cracking and get some work done. I have a juicy novel I'm writing and a picture book to launch; I have a son about to turn 18 and sit his Year 12 exams; I have a busy husband, and a 14 year old who's gearing up for the start of basketball season.
I have great stuff going on, and problems going on, and my floors are perpetually dirty and I need to get my dental check-up. And there's laundry and broken tiles at the front door and a dog that needs walking every single day. And there's exercise to do and shopping (how can teenage boys eat SO MUCH so often?) and friends to grab a coffee with, and kids to chat with when they're worried.
In other words, my life is like your life: good stuff, fun stuff, hard stuff...lots of stuff!
So instead of freaking out, I'm going to Double Down. In this season of busy, I'm going to get productive. I'm going to find more hours in my day, get up that bit early, work later and Get. Things. Done.
Because, truly, I'm happy. I'm happy that I have a lot going on. I'm happy even for the challenges. The challenges are life. Such a whopping big cliche, but it's true: these are the good old days, problems and all.
Enjoy your weekend, everyone. Rest if it's your turn to rest, Double Down if it's time for that.
Sending you big hugs from Sydney,
- Hugs & thank you for reading every week! I appreciate all of you. Wish I could have you over for coffee and a slice of my best chocolate cake!
- My writing students are doing so well in my online course! If you want to write your book and you like my vibe, I'm a good teacher. My class is filled with Beginners! I may teach again in October, so email me if you want more info! (Easy & and you can watch replays anytime, when it suits you.)
- Want your own #happythankyoumoreplease t-shirt? My friend Natalie is selling them in her shop here. Just sharing coz I love mine! Not an affiliate link :)
- Look at this gorgeous message, the colours, the buildings. I love Sydney!