know when to cut bait

Know when to fish and when to cut bait–

That doesn’t mean “quit”,

It means when your learning curve takes a little nose-dive be kind to yourself,

Step back and breathe

It means when blog #2 has disappeared into cyberspace and you have just spent 9 hours with a wonderful 4 year old grandson, that it is justified permission to yourself to get a good night sleep and try again in the morning

So be it.

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “know when to cut bait

  1. You know what I needed right now, Sandy? Permission to go to bed! I’ve been up since 4:15 a.m. (with my five-month-old son). I have so many more things to do tonight, but you know what? I NEED TO REST! Thanks for the encouragement.

    Also, welcome to our writing community. I’m delighted you’re here. Looks like you’re up and running despite a few initial hiccups.

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  2. Good call – we have all been there and your tone communicated your thoughts perfectly! Looking forward to reading tomorrow as well! 🙂

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  3. It’s so hard to know when to cut bait sometimes! I love the way you have spaced your writing to give it extra impact. Welcome to the slicing community! Looking forward to reading more.

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  4. i love that saying and even though I don’t fish and I don’t cut bait I get it and have lived it. If I was going to put it into terms that mean something in my real life I would say “know when to stick with the knitting or rip it out and use the yarn for something else.”

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  5. Your word choice, “Know when to cut bait” is powerful. Your accompanying decision to go to be, wise. When my post was lot in cyber space, I was pulling my hair out and up way past my bedtime. Thanks for the fun post.

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