I am writer, hear me roar!

Have you ever needed a break?  And I don’t mean an hour…or even an afternoon.  I mean a real break. Like a few days’ vacation from life. I think it’s entirely possible my “all in” attitude has caused a major disconnect with my positive outlook.

Then again, I might just be really tired.   So tired, in fact, my judgment is skewed.

What do I mean, you ask?

Well, for one, I got into a debate with a group of fellow writers the other day.  It was silly.  I should have known better.  It was one of those arguments akin to talking religion or politics—never a wise idea, especially when you’re the only one arguing your side. 

But trust me…even when I’m not exhausted and out of sorts, I am likely to assert my convictions to an unwitting audience.  Especially when I know I’m right.

So I laid out my point.  Ran through the facts proving my position.  And finally, gave up when no amount of compelling evidence would sway their views. 

Oh well.

I don’t need anyone’s validation to prove I’m right.  And frankly, I was just too tired to go on. 

Then again…who knows…after a good night’s sleep I might be ready to jump back in with both feet and rally for a while longer. 

My kids tell me I have a black belt in “beating a dead horse”.  May as well put it to good use, right?

Until the next time…I’ll be taking a very long nap!

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Posted on October 13, 2011 .