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.





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.


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


  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.


  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.”


  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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