If you're friends with me on Facebook, you've probably seen me post pictures like this:
Which means you're probably well aware of my *slight* cupcake addiction, and my tendency to treat myself with some when I'm having a bad day.
What you might not know is, a few years ago, that's SOOOOO not something I would've done.
I would've told myself they're too unhealthy, too many calories, too expensive, too insert-other-excuse-here.
But you know what I realized?
Sometimes, you just need a cupcake. So I decided to start treating myself.
Which I actually think is a pretty good writing philosophy--if you really think about it. Sure, we can all make sacrifices and push ourselves to pump out those words, finish that draft, power through that revision--and that's good. We need to do that sometimes.
But sometimes, we have to treat ourselves. Work on something new. Sink into a good book instead of writing. Or--gasp--get out of the house and see the outside world! (rumor has it there's sunlight and stuff. Who knew?) Whatever it takes to keep the process fun and revive us through the hard days.
So I'm treating myself this weekend with a day off for Disneyland. It's loooooooooooong overdue. And I hope some of you get to treat yourselves too.
Even if you can't take a day away--there's ALWAYS cupcakes! ;)