1. the act of distracting.
2.the state of being distracted.
3. mental distress or derangement: That child will drive me to distraction.
4. that which distracts, divides the attention, or prevents concentration:

The distractions of the city interfere with my studies.
5. that which amuses, entertains, or diverts; amusement; entertainment:

Fishing is his major distraction.
6. division or disorder caused by dissension; tumult.

– from dictionary.com

My goal with these weekly posts has been to make sure I carve out time to focus my energy on a specific project. I love writing about the complexities of the English language, and my inner educator is relieved to have a forum to share some of my observations.

It’s been a busy week, full of work and life distractions, so my focus slipped. I didn’t even realize that it was Wednesday until a few minutes after midnight.

Since my goal with Word Wednesday was simply to highlight words and amusing things about English once a week, I’ve decided to give myself a break for missing the my (somewhat arbitrary) deadline this week.

Distractions can be good or bad; they can be necessary or annoying. This week’s distractions have included snuggles, kisses, and tantrums from my kiddos, a focus on writing and reading submissions for an anthology, creating photography prompts, and digging through video files to find possible audio tracks for my husband.

It’s been a good week.


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