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  • Writer's pictureDavid Rauenzahn

Ok, I Promise I'm Trying Here


Ok, I missed last week, I apologize. I have been swamped with things to do. On top of trying to finish personal edits on my book, I have been working full time, changing to a new job, setting up classes for driving lessons (haven't driven in a while, trying to pick the skill back up), and my usual routine of trying to do yoga, drums, and working out consistently throughout the week. Needless to say, it has been an uphill struggle. Even a climb out of a pit. I am thoroughly exhausted.


But for the first time in my life, I feel like I am truly taking charge of my life. Taking driving for example, I caused a wreck in my first year of driving when I was 18. After that, I went to college and haven't driven since. I have depended upon the goodwill of my friends and family (and public transportation) to get anywhere. But I have finally taken up the responsibility of catching up with a skill that is nigh-on necessary in this day and age.


Taking on this much responsibility all at once is definitely scary and overwhelming. But also liberating. I no longer feel like I am stuck in the same cycle I have been in for years. I am finally moving forward with self-publishing a book (I have an editor, and am sending them my manuscript once I finish a few edits over the weekend). I am starting work at a place that is closer to my home (woohoo, less commute!) and am going to have a consistent workplace and co-workers for the first time in five years (I was working as a substitute teacher).


There's so much to do. But the more I do, the closer these potentials I want to manifest are to becoming realities.


But once this week is over, and I have submitted my manuscript, started my new job, and finally have some free time, I am going to fall asleep reading a good book. Might make it through the first paragraph.

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