Thursday, February 12, 2015

Keep Going


Easier said than done. And what’s even harder is things getting you down. Like rejections. And worst of all is life itself. You or a loved one gets sick, someone loses their job. Money is so tight it squeezes you around the neck. You’re just trying to go through life without snapping out of your brain.

Well, that’s where I’m at right now. I don’t know if I’ll ever not be struggling in life, whether financially, emotionally or mentally. In reality, it’s never going to go away. Until then, I still keep going with my reading and writing because if I don’t I’ll go insane basically. I worry constantly about my kids, the bills and everything in between, but honestly that worry will always be there. It will never go away. So to quell some of those worries—worries I have no control of, I keep my mind active with reading and writing. Yes, it is an escape. And no, escape isn’t always a good thing. But your brain needs a release every now and then and if you don’t have a form of release, then bad things happen. Believe me, it will.

I’ve been in and out of the hospitals enough to know stressing out over things too much will hurt you—really really hurt you. So, the next time you ask yourself, why am I doing this? (as far as reading and writing goes) Tell yourself it is needed. It is necessary to function in life. It’s important. So don’t give up hope. Never give up hope. And don’t tell yourself writing is useless, because it is so far from it. Even if all you get is rejections. Just know that what you’re doing is not in vain.

4 comments:

Shelah Maul said...

Great piece of encouragement Lisa! Wishing you all the best in your writing/reading endeavors! :)

Lisa M. Cronkhite said...

Thank you, Shelah.

Catherine A. Winn said...

You are a talented writer and have much to say, keep writing and thank you for sharing with us. Hope you stop by and leave a comment or two.

Lisa M. Cronkhite said...

Thank you, Cathie. I will.