Motivation, Uncategorized, Writing Chasing Fireflies January 20, 2015 Daylight taunts me. Brilliant, sparkling rays of light cast warmth on my back. The outside world is calling and it is hard to ignore. I carry on. Writing. Rewriting. Cherishing the few remaining minutes of quiet. Allowing the fireflies to breathe. Hearing the tick-tock of the clock inside my head. Counting down the minutes until the peacefulness evaporates. Until the kids sneak back in and place my writing on hold. Photo Credit: Flickr https://flic.kr/p/jTqbrM To those who wonder what I do – I am a writer. It is not all I do. But, it is part of who I am. Some may understand this. Many, may not. I will try to explain. Thoughts circle through the air, as I lay down at night. My brain works overtime, grasping ideas, even when my body needs rest. It can be infuriating, but this is who I am. I chase my thoughts, as one would chase fireflies. Yearning to capture just one. One that will shine the brightest. Shine the longest. Survive the reality of pen and paper. They appear out of nowhere. Small, brief reminders that the world is full of possibilities. My words are written because I continue to embrace the power of my dreams. I will continue to chase fireflies, never wanting to end what I believe is only the beginning. The best is yet to come because I know who I am. Please follow and like us: Previous Clarity in Acceptance Newer Why do I Write? You May Also Like A New Mindset With A Side Dish of Existing Reality September 16, 2014 Taking the Backseat March 24, 2014 Riding the Waves July 9, 2015 4 Comments Kristin Shaw January 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm It is so hard to nail down those thoughts when you are running around, maintaining a household, and chasing kids. I feel like I am always chasing down those thoughts, too. jenniferpreissauthor January 23, 2015 at 11:34 pm I think when I stop having any thoughts to chase, I won’t know what to do with myself. Laura Hallam January 27, 2015 at 5:17 am I love this post. Inspired me to find my focus and go for it. Keep it up. jenniferpreissauthor January 27, 2015 at 5:19 am Thanks Laura! Keep taking one step at a time and it will happen.