Monday, May 28, 2012

It's WAY Too Crowded Up Here!

Today’s Writing Prompt: What feels overwhelming to you right now and how are you coping?
Here we go…
Right this minute. This very minute. What feels overwhelming to me?
I feel overwhelmed that I haven’t had a minute since Thursday to sit down and write. I understand this is not a big thing or an important thing and it’s truly been a fun thing but when you have a mind like mine, or like yours, who’s habit is to write something every single day, or more than one thing in a day, things get messy and confusing up there. Writing helps me sort things out and housekeep (sweep the stuff out) A day without writing feels just plain weird. To me!
Inside my brain, there is wrestling going on. All the moments of the weekend, all the things I’m thinking about, all the places my imagination has been or is headed…they all want out and they are becoming increasingly impatient. Think bouncing off the walls. They want out NOW. No, not now, they wanted out yesterday or Friday. And things have been getting shoved up there since Thursday!
So, how am I writing at this very minute without a minute to spare? I made up an excuse and I ran up to my bedroom and hid. But since I’m doing this five minute thing, no one SHOULD miss me or even notice but they will. Someone will need something. Someone will want to do something or go somewhere and t hen my time is someone else’s. Its tough stuff being wanted all the time (tongue in cheek, for sure ;-) )  when all you want is just five minutes to spare.

See what happens to my mind when it doesn’t write. It becomes crowded. Then disorganized, then frustrated and this is the result.
Stream of Consciousness Sunday 
As a note after my five minutes were up, I’ve got plenty of material from the weekend to fill a whole week’s worth of writing. At least that feels really good to my mind!
God Bless those who are currently serving our country, keeping us safe and providing us with the freedom to live as we do! And God Bless those who have secured that freedom in the past!


a.eye said...

Glad you got to get away for a second, sorry you got a text while trying to do so.

I've tagged you on my blog...

Kirsten said...

I love it when my family texts from inside the house. For some reason it still cracks me up. Sometimes I'll text my son who's sitting across the room if I want to share a secret joke or something. It's like the modern day whisper (or shout from another room).

But I do know what you mean about the "stealing away" with the hopes that no one will notice or need you.

It's a mom's life for sure. Enjoy!

Gina said...

360 seconds to be exact! I got to hit "publish" before I had to get on with something. It's typical!

Fun questions, a.eye!

Gina said...

My friends and I do it a lot when we are together and need to secretly comment on something. From my family, in the house, kind of annoys me because they are just being lazy/needy.

BUT at a party this weekend my friends and I were talking about the iPhone 4S which I don't have but my guy (family techie) does and the "SIRI" feature. He was a few people away from me and I heard him say "Siri, text my wife..." then something I didn't hear. I promptly received a text message from him, "You're hot!" (if you knew him, you'd understand how unusual this type of behavior is) Let me just say guys, it went a long way!

Jack said...

I am always writing even when I am not putting on screen or on paper. I prefer to write it down, but even when I can't it still happens...just elsewhere.

Gina said...

Same. I just have to remember things when there are too many (no age jokes!) Because of kids I have my phone so I will make notes about thoughts and songs on it. I'm always thinking stuff but a lot of songs to download, too. Busy, busy mind of mine but I know I'm not alone!

Guerrilla Mom said...

I know exactly what you mean. For example, it's 6 am and I'd like to be in my bed, but this is the only time that I get to myself. So got to take the opportunity to get up, force some coffee in my face, and write.
The text from downstairs is hilarious.

Gina said...

We left this morning just before 5am "our time" to drive 2.5 hours home so we both could get to work today after the long weekend. I was up and, thankfully, not driving so I wrote my brains out. Actually three things but who knows what will get posted.

The text from downstairs...they were very lucky it was something worthy. I was very much enjoying my quiet 5 minutes and could have used a few more but such is life!

Leslie said...

Great post Gina and one all wives and moms can relate to. I sometimes feel that I need to justify my blog or computer time.. cooking and cleaning always seems to take precedence. There is always something to do for others. So funny about a text from in your home. I get them too :)

Gina said...

Yes, it surely is a mom/wife thing here too. That's exactly why I've resorted to hiding...on occasion.

I'm guilty of "in house" texting too at times and it annoys them, no doubt, as well.

Kenya G. Johnson said...

You get a text from downstairs - I see fingers wiggling under the door. "Mom what are you doing in there?" Either that or he's sitting on my bed when I come out. Not writing leads to cobwebs up there - hate that.

Gina said...

Strongly dislike the webs too! I miss those cute little fingers. I still get waiting on my bed when I come out of my bathroom and sometimes it freaks the heck out of me. They sneak up on me for the reaction value, no doubt. Plus they always need something...that doesn't change no matter how "big" they are!

all.things.fadra said...

I know this feeling. It's nice to be loved and needed BUT GIVE ME A BREAK FOR 5 MINUTES PLEASE! When I sneak upstairs, it's the cat and the dog that decide it's their time with me. It's exhausting!

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