Finding Rhythm

*Quick note – I always have to check the spelling of the word ‘rhythm. It never looks right to me.

I have still not found my rhythm. I was a dummy and thought the stress of the global situation would not touch me. I am productive and efficient, but being those things during a global crisis (coronavirus) and during the outing of the social injustice that has been plaguing this country for years (BLM; LGBTQ+) doesn’t make a person immune.

I cannot go back to same rhythm. The rhythm I had before. I have to find a new one.

In my journal this morning, I made a list (this is where my brother will laugh uncontrollably as we are list makers, and every day is but an opportunity for a better, more exciting list). This list contained only two items.

  1. Workout every other day.
  2. Write one piece per week.

These are my only goals right now. I had a list of daily tasks that you wouldn’t believe before I was hit with the same anxiety, depression, rage, and stress you are feeling.

I still have a long list of projects and goals, but right now, I need to focus on getting back to me like I’m sure you do as well.

I was off my game for a while. It is time to get back on, and I encourage you to do the same by taking baby-steps while not forgetting the causes you support, your major goals in life, and your health.

I wish you the best of luck, and I will be checking in on Instagram from time to time, but not as often as before (hellothisisbarbara).

Also, in case you are here only for the writing advise, games, and other writing related things, please visit which is where I write exclusively on the topics of writing craft and business.

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B.A. Burgess

Barbara Burgess is a writer which is made apparent by the text in this box and the box above. She is best known for being a multi-genre/multi-writing voice author who throws caution to the wind when describing her writing career - "Oh, I write children's books, holiday romance, and sci-fi. Why? What do you do? Just one thing?" In addition to being a writer of all the things, she is the founder of Pilgrim Fowl Press and a writing facilitator bringing permission to write to the masses via Skillshare and Udemy. The only social media she frequents is Instagram (@hellothisisbarbara). Her desert island movie is Stargate (the original with James Spader), and she has been taking daily mug shots of her morning coffee since before Instagram was even a thing.

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