Saturday, April 7, 2012

"G" is for "Get Up & Go!"

This has been a rough week for me. Okay, since Wednesday night, at least. I've done better in the mornings, but toward the end of the day, I have my break down and cry. *sigh* It's just part of life.

Having the funeral today brought some closure to things, which was good. They had some time open for friends and family to share memories of Erika. After her dad and  brother, it was my turn. I was terrified, but it was one of those moments when you know you'll regret it if you don't. I'm so glad I did.

The point is. I now feel like I can get up and GO! When i start to feel down, I get outside and enjoy the sunshine that we have today. I do a little work in the yard and I keep myself busy. It helps.

When you're having a down day with writing... think of this... Get Up and Go! Seriously! Open that computer and start typing. Get the words out of your head. Even if you don't use any of them, at least you're working. At least you're moving forward. Taking one day off makes it easier to take another day off, so do a little bit each day. Don't let writers block or anything else blog you down!

It's Easter weekend. Are you up and Going? What are you doing to celebrate?

31 comments:

Nicole said...

This is great advice! I'm so glad to hear you're back in your "get up and go" mode after a tough week.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I've just caught up with your sad news. I always find having writing helps during tough times - so much so that I wonder how non-writers cope.

Lara Schiffbauer said...

Great advice, Leigh. I'm glad you are finding some peace. :)

Morgan said...

Ohhhh... Great parallels, Leigh... You're such a strong person and SO many people look up to you. You're such a light in this writer/blogger world!

Ella said...

I had to go back and see what happen~
I am so sad n' sorry for your loss!
Be strong and remember those wonderful moments together, treasure them!

Angela Brown said...

I'm glad you were able to navigate through the emotions you were naturally feeling and make your way to your get up and go.

I had a bit of get up and go early this morning but that has since disappeared. I think my daughter sapped it while I wasn't moving because she sure is running about that house with a lot of get up and go.

Cristina said...

glad you were able to get some closure. I hope her family can find some comfort as well.

Have a great Easter <3

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you are doing better, Leigh. It will just take time.
We have church in the morning and then Easter Dinner with friends in the afternoon. And I'm sure there will be a little blogging in between. Still haven't caught up with my comments.

Rachel said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Leigh and Happy Easter. Glad to hear you're a bit better. Losing a friend/loved one/anyone is tough.

Its Passover for me although I'm not celebrating much to the annoyance of my parents. I just - at this moment of being 22 - don't feel a connection. Maybe next year I'll feel differently

Happy Easter! :)

Krista McLaughlin said...

You know what, I had a super long day at work today and I needed that. Get up and go. I'm gonna spend my evening doing some writing. :)

Botanist said...

Sorry to hear about your lifelong friend. You're right, it was one of those moments you'll never have again, take the chance or regret it forever.

I read down a few posts and loved the story from when you were young.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better. Sugar helps with the get up and go and I bet you can still find some of the good jelly beans somewhere. Have a great Easter!

prerna pickett said...

Yay for feeling better! And great advice.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you are starting to feel better.

Donna K. Weaver said...

*hugs* And now you can cherish the good memories. And move on. Finding the reason to get up and go, as you say, is critical to anything challenge we face in life.

Happy Easter!

Melissa Bradley said...

Can I just say that I love that David Boreanaz pic on your sidebar? Yowza!

Get Up and Go is good way to start, it snaps you out of your mood. I need to also focus. I tend to run in 50 different directions all at once. :)

Cassie Mae said...

Things will get better with time. Day by day my Leibby.

I've been going all day. (2500 words and also an Easter egg hunt) so is it okay if I just crash now? I'll get going tomorrow again I promise :)

Donna B. McNicol said...

I'm several days behind in reading blogs and just caught up with yours. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Life's roller coaster can be a hard ride at times.

Get up and Go - I like that! Sending hugs!!

Kyra Lennon said...

Great advice!

The funeral sounds like it was really good for you, to help say goodbye and to remember the good times you had.

Thinking of you at this difficult time - look after yourself!

Mark Koopmans said...

So glad (for you) that you stood up to share about Erika.

I know she was probably giggling at you, but I bet she was moved by your many wonderful memories...

Well done, and I'm sure Erika will tell you all about it one day when you meet in the computer-less Heaven :)

Julie Daines said...

Leigh, I'm sorry it's been a hard week. I can really relate to the emotional stress and drain of losing a loved one. I hope you can feel better soon, although it can take a long time. Your blog is so cute!

Kristin Baker Przybyla said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dear friend Erika. I've been away from Blogger for a while, had some stress of my own lately but life is good. :) I'm enjoying a laid-back Easter in a messy house without extended family over! Loving every minute of it.

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Leigh,
I do need a little get up and go. Been focused on church activities this whole week. Did nothing today but rest. I'll be back working tomorrow.

Lori Degman said...

Hey Leigh - I gave you the Sunshine Blog Award! Go to my site to find out what to do!

http://loridegman.blogspot.com/

momto8 said...

good for you..and glad things are better....love this advice...hope your week goes well.

Savvy said...

I completely agree...writing is therapy. My sister and her friend are writers and the encouraged me to start. I feel so much better after just writing a couple sentences. Thank you for your encouragement as well.

Kelley said...

This is so true. I had that talk with my cousin at Easter today. The 'stop talking about it and DO it' talk. I think it was pretty successful.

But seriously...what are we waiting for?!?! :)

Jessica Salyer said...

I am so very sorry about your best friend. I hope you and your loved ones are doing okay. It's awesome that you can make it into something positive for you. Thanks for the great advise. :)

Betty Alark said...

When ever I feel down or even happy - I release what I'm feeling inside by writing it down; it usually turns into a beautiful piece of poetry!

Releasing what we feel inside and writing it on paper can benefit others!

What is held inside can sometimes be priceless to another! So please let your inner voice be heard! I'd like to hear!


http://bettyalark.blogspot.com

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