Wednesday, March 6, 2013

IWSG: Suck it up Cupcake


The first Wednesday of every month is the official Insecure Writers Support Group blog hop, brainchild of the wonderful Alex Canvanaugh, where writers can express their insecurities and fears of the writing world.



Suck it up cupcake. It's something my mother tells me when I get down and depressed, not that she is being heartless, but that it's our little way of telling each other that bitching and moaning about it won't do any good. Maybe that is why I haven't bothered to tell her how down I have been the past month. How I hate my MS, how my kids are driving me bonkers, how I don't want to go on our spring break road trip and just want to be alone, how my wonky body is starting to really tick me off, and how all I want to do all day everyday is sleep... 

I was going to write about it for IWSG, but then I happened across Charmaine Clansy's IWSG post. It was the mental slap I needed. Thank you, Charmaine for your wise words!

I'm also taking one from the fabulous Joanna Penn and making this my new mantra, everyday.

So here I go! Sucking it up, and making art! Wish me luck :)




6 comments:

  1. "Maybe that is why I haven't bothered to tell her how down I have been the past month. How I hate my MS, how my kids are driving me bonkers, how I don't want to go on our spring break road trip and just want to be alone..."

    Thank goodness I'm not the only one! I know I need to find a balance, but part of me wants to be selfish and finish my WIP.

    Great post. I'll check out the links you listed. :)

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  2. The love the two phrases! Thank you for the links!

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  3. "Have you made art today?" that one quote could save the world! And you should def make art because yours is awesome. Sorry to hear you've been feeling so out of it. Hopefully it will pass and things will begin to flow again.

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  4. You made me laugh. I'm sorry you're feeling so bad....you made me feel good! Know that you have lots of friends pulling for you! Hang in there girlfriend. Now go eat some chocolate!
    Hugs,
    Katt

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  5. Great Tard photo, lol!

    I think everyone has been where you are. Some days are so much harder than others and sometimes those hard days group together into a big lumpy mess of suckitude. I read Charmaine's post and absolutely agree with it! Some things could be worse, and writing things down makes it easier to work through any issues you're having.
    Also, LOVE "Have you made art today" mantra!

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  6. I love the Shawshank quote at times like this (which has been a lot for me lately... need spring to get here).

    "Get busy living, or get busy dying."

    Do what you can today. That's all we can do. :)

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