As I venture to explore relationships in our lives, I’ve discovered that relationships can be found nearly everywhere. They’re found between co-workers, customers, friends, family, loved ones, etc.
But sometimes, it’s the less obvious relationships that we struggle with the most. Right now, it’s my relationship with my manuscript. Let me tell you, we’re good pals most often. It soothes me and helps me escape when real life gets too overwhelming. It makes me happy when I need cheering up. It gives me something to look forward to; to focus on. But, though things are good most often between the two of us, on rare occasion I find it hard to pay it the attention it needs. It didn’t say or do anything wrong, but part of me screams to ignore it. To talk badly behind it’s back. I know, I know. It’s not fair to my poor, helpless manuscript, especially since it’s always been good to me. But sometimes, sometimes, I just don’t want to be near it.
The good side of all of this is once I push through the initial wall (that I, and only I, have put up), I fall in love all over again. I pull up the document, and my heart starts pounding, and I realize I’ve missed it.
I guess sometimes the first step is the hardest. When you’ve had an argument with a real love of your life, be it a friend, significant other, or family member, it’s always hard to say you’re sorry and take the blame. But do it; because once the apology is made you’re able to start moving forward.
Here’s to moving forward. I am shameful to say that with all that’s been going on in my life the last few weeks I have neglected my manuscript and a deadline. On to apologies and moving forward.