Not what I’d planned on

You ever make plans that don’t go quite the way you want them to?

Yeah, me too.

I have a post almost done that I wanted to publish today. There’s a timely nature to the post, and I was more than a little beyond frustrated last night when I just couldn’t make any time to finish it.

It included this picture…

This (sorta) Old Life:  Cheerleader

and links to some awesome blogs that have taught me so much about UnDesign (like this one). (Yes, these things really did connect.)

However. The day job extended well into the night yesterday, and the day job comes first.

So, this post you’re reading isn’t what I planned to share with you today, and while I’ll probably salvage some parts of the other post and re-use them in a different way, it won’t be what I planned.

That’s OK. Sometimes, it’s the things I don’t plan on that bring me the most joy and satisfaction.

Once upon a time, I planned on being a Writer. That’s right: a Writer (not a writer). And certainly not a blogger. (Mostly because there were no such things when I was making those plans, but even if there were, I don’t think that’s what I would have planned on being.)

But here I am, and so glad it’s where I’ve ended up. Blogging is the best thing that’s happened to me as a writer/Writer.

If you’ve got any inclination at all to share your words with others, you might want to check out a post of mine that was just published according to plan. You’ll find it at Voicecatcher, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting, inspiring, and empowering women writers in the Portland/Vancouver corner of the world.

In it, I’m writing about the benefits of blogging and how it’s the best thing that’s happened to me as a writer. If you think blogging might be your thing, too, I hope you’ll check it out.

Right now, I’ve got to skedaddle to the job that pays the bills. Hope you all have a good weekend.