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Patience is a virtue … for other people


Work has been really stressful lately, though it’s no surprise because this is always the busiest time of the year in grants … between January 9 – February 15 I’ll have 14 grants or state/federal reports to complete. And since I needed to set some goals for my time at work, I thought it was a good idea to set some personal ones, as well.

1. Remember that patience is a virtue.
2. The patience I need to learn is spelled ‘P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E’, not patients. Without patience, I’ll just make myself one of many patients in the nuthouse.
3. Set up my new Web site for Becky Moore, my saucy pseudonym for romance novels … because, yes! I have a publishing contract with a new e-book publisher, XOXO Publishing.
4. Ask the cover artists if they’ll be able to transfer the flat tummy and small hips from my Becky cover heroine to the real-life Dolly.
5. Laugh as much as last year, squared.
6. Play with Peyton as much as last year, tripled.
7. Challenge Matt as much as last year, squared.
8. Keep up the good work with the YMCA. For one thing, it burns off the booze. For another, it’s a good way to generate ‘P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E’.

PS. if you use Merriam-Webster to look up ‘PATIENCE’ online, it’ll tell you that it’s a 13th century circa noun that means “the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient.” How in the hell am I supposed to interpret that? Whoops … there goes my patience!


Author: Dolly R. Sickles

Writer, mother, wife, adventurer, agent of change, advocate, ally, volunteer, instructor ... I'm never bored. I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense under the name Becky Moore, and children’s literature under the name Dolly Dozier. You can also check me out at MacMillan Publishing’s Heroes & Heartbreakers, where I’m a romance blogger. During the fall and spring, you can find me in the classroom teaching other folks how to follow their dreams or how to fund their community outreach at Wake Technical Community College, and Central Carolina Community College. During the summer and at random times during the year, I'm out adventuring with my family.

5 thoughts on “Patience is a virtue … for other people

  1. Pingback: Harry Potter Forever | The Doctor is IN

  2. Keep it up, Rita. It’ll feel better in the long run!

  3. What a hoot! We can all use more patience. I’ve decided though that I must be some sort of alien because physical exercise doesn’t make me feel better……just tired!

  4. Me, too, Chermaine! Glad you enjoyed it … thought you might like a dose today, too. You smiling yet?

  5. Can you pass me a dose of patience too? I really enjoyed reading this and it was right on time.

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