Yippee! I have finally arrived at a cherished time in the summer holidays—my kids are in summer camp!!!
Does it make me an awful parent that I am so excited by this? Bah! Far from it. They are super excited as well. They will get to meet new friends, play fun games, learn new skills and have a blast. All away from me.
During the rest of the year, I spend most of my time alone tapping away at my keyboard. I occasionally get together with friends and other writers to socialize and network, but usually have my space a quiet reserve, ideal for creativity. So when summertime comes and the kids are home all day, I have to learn how to be creative with a little more noise in the background and a few more distractions on the horizon. Of course that is also one of the big reasons why I work from home in the first place. So I can enjoy all that quality time with the kids when I can and while they still want to.
But as for this week, I am looking forward to a little ‘me’ time. And it has kick-started some creativity already. When I was at the gym this morning a story idea came to me while I was punishing myself for my summer fun on the elliptical. I snagged a piece of paper from the trainer’s desk to quickly save my thoughts before moving on to a bike. And am most especially pleased by the fact that my grey matter hasn’t rotted away since the holidays began.