You’re doing a good job

A little over a week ago, at the end of a conversation with one of my writing buddies, I lamented how little writing time I’ve had recently.

My friend didn’t give me any advice. She didn’t commiserate about how tricky it could be to find the time.

She just said: Hey, you’re doing a really good job.

Then she pointed to multiple specifics from our conversation to back her up: how I’m still adjusting to having a new baby, staying on top of projects at work, and still whittling away at new writing projects, even if it’s only to think about them for right now. During a season of life that requires much, those words—you’re doing a good job—can be so good to hear, so heartening.

I don’t know what’s going on in your life. Maybe everything’s peaches. But if you’re the creative sort who’s always wanting to make something more, there’s a chance you’ve loaded up your plate and sometimes wonder how we’ll you’re doing.

I just want you to know today: You’re doing a good, good job.