I was thinking back to the time when I wasn’t writing - about nine years ago. (I wrote a lot in my teens and early 20’s, but put it on the back burner for a while.) There were a lot of things I did that I just don’t do now. Some of it was fun, but some are necessities that I really shouldn’t slack on.
Let me give you an idea of what I no longer do that I should:
Remember birthdays. If I remember your birthday after the fact, feel privileged.
Keep up with household chores. Hey, a spotless house is overrated.
Read endlessly. I still read, but not as much as I should.
Cook nice dinners for my husband. Pasta takes less than ten minutes and yes, we eat it often.
Keep up with my roller coaster stuff. I’m a fanatic and used to know every coaster in every park and what new ones were going in… LOL! So much for that.
Take photos professionally. Yes, I’ve been a pro photographer for twenty years now, but once book signings and such figured into the equation, my days of shooting weddings and portraits went by the wayside. Okay, maybe that was a good thing…
My list could go on…
What have you quit doing (that maybe you should still be doing) since becoming a writer?