Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursdays With Helen: Spiralling Out

Hi folks! I'm only just going to make my post today - with 4 hours to spare.  You might have noticed I missed last Thursday.

Did you ever feel like you're spiralling out of control?  Or you feel like you're on a merry-go-round which is increasing in speed, and you can't get off?  And you just know it isn't going to end well.

That's how I've felt the last couple of weeks.  And it's not like major things have been happening - just your every day chaos.  The kids have been sick, I got further behind with my tasks (notice I didn't start this post with my word count ...), more little things cropped up and I was getting more and more tired.  It was getting to the point where I was thinking - please, just give me a day to myself to regroup and recover!!  And then it was almost like I knew something was going to go wrong ...

And last night it did.  One wrong footing and the merry-go-round slammed to a halt.  

I rolled my ankle playing tennis.  At first I didn't think it was that bad.  A few hours later I was worried I'd broken something.  I got a little bit of sleep, but not much.  And I got pretty mad as my brain raced through the implications of my foot being broken.  I had to keep reminding myself "All things work together for good for those who love God".

As soon as I woke this morning, I felt a lot more optimistic that it wasn't broken.  The good news is - it's not! Although I was hobbling around on crutches today (who knew they were so exhausting to use?!),  tonight I'm pleased to report I can put some weight on my foot.

Yes, it's a pain to be restricted, and difficult when you have little kids to look after.  But I guess God decided I needed to get off my feet for a bit and have a rest.

And so please excuse me, as I'm off to have a good night's sleep! The kids have actually gone to bed early and easily, and I plan on capitalising on that :)

PS ... in case you're wondering, word count is 47822 ... not on target, but at least it has increased a little!



Helen's favourite genre is historical fiction with a strong romantic element.  She also enjoys contemporary romance, chick-lit and YA.  She's not caught up in the spell of fantasy fiction, despite The Faraway Tree series being a strong influence in her childhood.

Helen is currently working on her first book, a Christian young adult novel set between two opposite but equally fascinating places in Australia.

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