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But I did learn something very important: I do too have time to write while in college. Maybe I'm not up to NaNo speed, but I'm definitely not incapable.
"Excuses are well-planned lies." -- Dani JohnsonI remember what I thought the first time I heard that quote. "Not true!" I said. "I know excuses are wrong and not worth it, but they are, at least, true!
Turns out, they are false. They are false statements that you agree with in order to live a comfortable life right now and cheat yourself of the life you want later. I used to think they were true, denoting a fact I would have to hurdle. You know, like, "I don't have time, so I must work to make time." But even that isn't quite right. The truth is: "I do have time, I'm just spending it on other things." Ouch.
I have NaNo to thank that I finally realized how not true my excuse was. And my thanks is genuine. Now I can return to writing, knowing that it is possible. Knowing that I can accomplish it. Knowing that the time I thought I didn't have actually did exist and was simply spent on other things.