I woke up one morning not long ago — maybe a few months or more back — to the realization that my health was more important than staring at a blank document page on my computer screen waiting for the words to burst forth from my forehead.
I was heavy. I was not at all healthy. I didn’t feel good physically. I didn’t feel good about myself at all. And I really wasn’t getting much writing done so much as I was just killing time, thinking, thinking, thinking while just sitting, sitting, sitting.
So, I’ve been working more on getting healthy again than on writing for some time now. It’s rather hard to sit for long to write when you’re walking, jogging, lifting and preparing food that’s healthier than the stuff I used to grab from a bag or box and eat, and eat, and eat while sipping a soda and trying to get writing done.
I ain’t done. My priorities have simply shifted from writing right now to being healthier so I can write more — and hopefully better — later on. There’s time for this. But time has a bad habit of running out for your health if you don’t make it a priority and stick to it.