I’m back! Back at my blogging, back at a “normal” day in the life… if that’s what I have. Back to sharing stories with you!
I stopped blogging for a few months. Originally because I was grieving the loss of my mother-in-law. Then from there, other life phases needed my attention, emotionally, mentally, and physically. I could have fit this blog in anyway, as yes, there were pockets when I had time and space, and persistence can make anything work.
But what I did instead was hold off. I didn’t want to write. I didn’t want to share. So I didn’t. I held off intentionally because although I could’ve pushed myself to blog anyway, something within me resisted. So I chose to lean into this.
A goal I have for this year is to get really good better at letting go. That includes letting go of some of the things I do just because I feel like I should do. Know what I mean? Living life by “shoulds”?
Often we don’t question why we do the motions of so many things. We just do them all, then wonder why life is speeding by, why we feel so busy all the time, and wonder if every little bit of busywork is actually making a difference. Sometimes they are. The little things add up to the big goals. But sometimes they are just busy jobs for the sake of being busy jobs.
A friend once summarized so cuttingly: We’re all busy doing nothing.
How often do you catch yourself being “super busy” yet hardly putting your finger on what it is you actually did all week? It was all a blur… there were the calls and the meetings to talk about the calls and the meetings, and then the Internet black hole browsing to, oh my – here goes another day when there’s no time to exercise or cook a wholesome meal. Rinse. Repeat.
I’m not saying my blogging is just needless busywork. It’s something I generally enjoy writing and sharing. But even so, life comes in chapters, and I’ve learned to roll with the way these chapters fall into place. Life can be lived in harmony, with a series of inhales and exhales. Speed ups and slow downs. And I’m learning to synchronize with these phases as part of how I approach my business activities.
Thoughts so far on how it’s going? There’s an internal resistance because it’s going against the norm… but all in all it’s going well. I’ll continue to approach life and business in stride.