Day three of the http://www.writesofluid.com blog writing challenge. One blog post a day for all of June! A big challenge when I can barely write one blog per month at the moment.
Today’s topic is a tough one and I’ve spent all day thinking about what the best answer would be. So, who is the authority on all things me – my other half. As the person who knows me best – if he can’t enlighten me then nobody can.
After the initial, “is this a trick question?” “I really can’t win with this one can I?” and “nagging!” he did spend a few minutes thinking about the question. Oh, and he didn’t say nagging either, he wouldn’t dare.
The obvious ones are organising the family, making sure the school trips are all paid for, remembering important dates etc which to be honest, isn’t that what being a mother is all about anyway?
Now I don’t mean to be sexist as there are a lot of very able fathers who all do that too. However, when running a busy family, as our family is it does require one person to steer that ship and it could have been either of us. However, the control freak in me being a typical virgo does not like relinquishing any responsibility to anybody else because if things don’t happen, or are forgotten I would rather blame myself than be frustrated with anyone else. Plus, the other half likes to not have to think about those kinds of things either.
So, getting off the subject slightly. What do I do best?
Well the other half tells me that I good at being incredibly focused and disciplined when it comes to my hobbies and studies. He states that I always seem to have enough time to study both for my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, play netball, run, work the day job, meet up with friends and still engage with the family life too. It was a nice thing to say, and I guess he is right.
Maybe then, the thing I do best is to hide my emotions and sheer panic of not having enough hours in the day to do everything that I want to do, if I seem to make it look like a breeze.
I also seem to be able to write more when I have deadlines to work to. This writer’s prompt a day challenge is certainly helping me move away from procrastination and not only am I writing these blog entries but I’m story outlining my comedy drama every evening too.
Happy June days.