take note phraseMacMillan Thesaurus
to notice something and try to remember it because you think it is important
The first week of NaNoWriMo is nearly over. I’m actually keeping a good pace despite restarting my project three days in with something else that had kept my attention more easily. I will eventually get that story written, but I’m not stupid enough to challenge the universe when things don’t line up for me to complete it without it feeling forced.
So I decided to sit back and take note of what was going on. I enjoyed the story, but I needed to do more research, and while that is kind of my jam, doing it on the fly for NaNoWriMo just was too stressful. So that got put on the mental Post-It note. I thought about pulling out the outline for a fantasy novel that I’d outlined a long time ago (12 years at this point!) but decided against it as well.
I’ve “won” NaNoWriMo once before and at this point, I know that it will strip my heart and soul out if I push through the stress. Boundaries aren’t just for external relationships, they’re for our internal self as well. We need to draw hard and fast lines that we won’t cross for our own well being.
So I’m taking note of my own mental and physical well being and respecting my own boundaries.