A missed Sunday blog post (gone camping.) A Monday holiday post (Presidents Day – no work.) A Tuesday that felt like a Monday (have you ever been late for work because you lost your car keys…and finally found them in the car’s trunk?)
It’s madness, I tell you! I put the brakes on the crazy train by posting this on Thursday – a regularly scheduled post day. Ahhhh, regularity is a good thing.
I have as many things on my to-do list as the Presidential candidates have barbs for their opponents. But, unlike the candidates, I’m taking this opportunity to let it go. All 3 blog posts I wanted to do for next week probably won’t get done. I choose to view this as helping all of you out with your ‘to do’ lists because reading my blog posts (or deleting the email without reading) is one less thing you’ll have to manage 🙂
This is a big step for me because when I set goals for myself (like posting 3 days a week) I don’t like to fail. However, I’ve banged my head against enough walls (figuratively speaking) to know that the result is a big fat headache – every time.
Aiding me in letting go, was Nancy’s blog post Killing Time – Building Tunnels to Nowhere because it made me think about how best to spend my time. Unfortunately, some “tunnels to nowhere” can’t be eliminated until I win the lottery.
But others, such as obsessing over a missed post, or worse, writing something just for the sake of posting should go.
Yes, this messed up week is an opportunity to give my mind permission to focus on getting ready for my New Orleans trip and spending time with my family. Don’t get too excited – I can’t stop writing completely any more than I can stop breathing…there will be at least one post 🙂
Speaking of opportunity, check out someone who knows how to seize an opportunity and run: