Writing in a Rut

I have been in a funk lately.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my “story” that I completely wiped my computer clean.  Meaning, I deleted everything off my computer.

Prior to moving forward with this story, let me back up.

My sweet almost-three-year-old daughter decided she no longer wanted to sleep through the night. Sleep is overrated, right?

First Day of School
First Day of Middle School

She chose to do this the first week my son was back in school and did I mention he just started middle school at a new school?

My brain that week was doing its best to function on coffee, coffee, and more coffee. When I wasn’t drinking coffee, you could catch me drinking a Nuun with caffeine. I was trying to stay afloat with our new routine while my daughter chose the best week ever to start her sleep regression.

Thursday of that week came, and I had probably twenty hours of sleep total for the week. My Garmin said I was averaging five hours when I usually average seven or more. This may not be a big deal to some, but it was affecting me!

My morning started with dropping off my daughter at daycare followed by heading into the office. With a cup of coffee in hand, I pulled out my USB drive for work to put into my personal computer and noticed the USB drive was breaking. I grabbed an old USB Drive to clean out and transfer all my work documents to.

While in the process of doing this, I had a conference call I needed to be a part of, so I figured I’d take the call and start cleaning out the old USB Drive so I could start using it.

Multitasking at it’s best!

While on the call, my computer warned me I was about to permanently delete everything on that drive, and it would be too big to go into the recycle bin.

I clicked continue.

The next thing I knew;

  • Microsoft Office was gone
  • My personal documents vanished
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader no longer existed

My computer was wiped clean.

However, the USB drive I thought I was clearing out had everything remaining. That’s when it dawned on me that I deleted everything off my C Drive.

All future blog posts I had been working on, running plans I had created and stats from races were no longer existent.

Thankfully I have always used a cloud to save photos.

After that day, I didn’t open my computer for a week for personal use. I was devastated and had no desire to start over.

It’s been about two weeks, and I have realized I need to get out of this rut.

God planted the seed in my heart to use writing to share with others about His love for us, family, and running.

Three completely different topics that somehow God is using in my life to point to him.

Therefore, I am back to writing.

I am pressing through and will create new blog posts, new running plans to share with others, and have a fresh start.

God uses everything, and THIS he will use for His Good too.

Lesson learned, “don’t multitask when running off of coffee, coffee, and more coffee.”

Spiritual Workout:

  • When have you had to press through a rut?
  • What is something negative that God has used in your life for good?

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