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  • January 9th, 2009 | 10:13 AM
Friday Five - my brain is full

1. My brain is full. It is too crowded for me. I miss the time (when I was much younger) and able to balance so many things in my head. Now it becomes too much, too noisy inside my head, and hard to concentrate.

2, My brain is full with ideas for teaching, for how to reach the teen boys I'll be working with on Monday. I have stacks of books, pages of ideas, and all of it disorganized. Today I will try to block out the first week's lessons on index cards.

3. My brain is full of ideas for Flyboy, my fingers itching to get back to work on him. But this balancing thing, like I said, I don't do it so well. I don't know how to shut off the poetry workshop stuff and work on Flyboy. Maybe after the first week it will get easier.

4. My brain is full of ideas for an old verse novel that I had started after I finished Hugging the Rock, a novel based on my last experience teaching at an alternative school. But it is the same as with Flyboy, the balancing thing. I seem to have become an all or nothing sort of girl. Sigh.

5. My brain is full of writing and teaching and words, wonderful words.

Life is good.

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beckylevine
January 9th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
Me, too; me, too! It's that deadline thing--we always put it first, and we have to, but we also have to look at when we've done ENOUGH toward the deadline, I think, and let ourselves get free of it for a bit. Maybe? :)
susanwrites
January 11th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
Yes and I am learning that if I don't do a little something of what fills my heart every day I am miserable and I will stink at the other stuff.
beckylevine
January 11th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
North Star!
jamarattigan
January 9th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
I hate being a "one thing at a time" person. It's getting worse with age! Good luck on all your projects!!
susanwrites
January 11th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
I was afraid that it would get worse with age. Sigh. I remember being able to do 3 things at once and diaper a baby. Oh well. :)
mirtlemist
January 9th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
Having ideas and words ricocheting around is both nerve-wracking and yet so effervescent. lol. It makes me silly, but it's a good silly. I hope you have a great time on Monday :)
susanwrites
January 11th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
Yes, it is a good silly but it makes my husband crazy as he listens to me talking to myself. hahaha
lizannewrites
January 9th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
*\0/* YaY! *\0/*


I'm glad to hear that Life is good

Have fun Monday! Enjoy it =)

and when you figure out the balance thing - let me know how to do it
susanwrites
January 11th, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)
Re: *\0/* YaY! *\0/*
Thank you.

I think the idea of balance has to be an urban legend.
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