But I don't like to call it that...I call it 'justifying'.
I can justify just about anything....
Why my husband needs to go pick up the kids instead of me.
Why we need to pick up Chinese for dinner instead of having me cook.
Why it's OK to spend the evening sitting on the sofa instead of walking on my treadmill.
One of the places I've been feeling my justifying, or excuse making, the most is in my writing.
I KNOW it's important to write every day.
I KNOW that to be the best writing teacher, I need to write.
I KNOW that just wanting to be a writer isn't enough to make it happen.
I have to do something...I have to write.
This was a page from my writer's notebook last week, when I made the decision that I needed to stop making those excuses, or justifications:
Doing things that are important to us need to become a habit.
And excuse making shouldn't be one of them.