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Writing through the Holiday Season

Writing through the holiday season has some challenges for me.

I would love to say I wake-up in the quiet early hours of the morning but that would be a lie. I drink a lot of wine over the holidays and tend to sleep in much later during those days.

Also, my mother is visiting.

I love my mother.

In the middle of the day when the house seems quiet – I sneak off to the office, open my lap top, and begin writing.

“Darcie, did you hear there is a storm coming out east?”

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I look at the computer and regain my thoughts.

“Clara, says that is going to be a nasty one.”

“Oh. Okay.”

I get up and close the office door.

I have no idea who Clara is.

I sit down and start to write.

She hollers through the office door “Darcie, I think I am going to make some biscuits.”

“Okay. Sounds good.”

“You are out of milk.”


I get up from my desk, grab the keys, drive to the convenience store to pick-up the milk, and  return home.

I retreat upstairs into the quiet space of my bedroom. I open my laptop and she then yells up the stairs,”Darcie!”


“Nevermind. I forgot.”

At this point, I realize resistance is futile and wave my white flag.

I go downstairs, sit in her vicinity, pour myself a large goblet of wine, and curl up with a good book.




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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

25 replies

  1. I hear your pain!!! When my mom visits I don’t even attempt to write! The other day I started writing and was way into it. M asked me a question, totally distracted me and I was stuttering the answer.

  2. Life has its rewards and unfortunately, its distractions.

    So which is more important, your mother and the biscuits or the writing? Finding time to write is difficult for a lot of folks, fortunately for me, I am lucky enough to find time every morning over coffee and a sunrise I did not order.

    Give Mom the attention she deserves (you will find that rewarding) the writing or the message will be there later on, when you do get back to it.


  3. I put my laptop away when mom comes to visit. I can’t handle the side eye glances and mental tsk tsk’s over time spent on the computer. Even though, with company here for an entire week, I think we all deserve a break from on another and some down time. But alas, nope. Being unplugged hasn’t been all that bad, but I worry that I will get out of the habit of writing daily if I go too long. It takes practice just like any thing else.

  4. That’s so funny! My significant other talks through movies. I have taken to pausing the movie every time he speaks. (This could happen up to 6 times in 8 minutes). As soon as I pause the movie, he has nothing to say. I think I may have a “pause” button installed on his forehead!

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