Earlier this month I was feeling down. I went to a bookstore for some retail therapy and let my thoughts run off to the far corners of my mind to try and find out what might be missing (sometimes dangerous, sometimes rewarding). I found myself feeling unhappy with where I am in life and like I was still waiting for my life to start (spoiler alert: still feeling this way). Every time someone asks me what I am doing now I always say I am still figuring out what I want to do. It feels like my life is on hold while I wait. And while I have some ideas of what I may want to do I am terrified to do anything about it. I am afraid of committing to jobs, careers, projects etc. Anything that might advance me in a direction I am interested in is scary.
We made it past the halfway mark! I don’t know about you deer readers, but I wasn’t sure we would even make it this far. I know that’s not very positive thinking, but with the lull we had recently and my own personal track record for sticking with projects it was questionable at best. I am pleased to say, even on the days it wasn’t our post going up, we both managed to write something and a post has gone up every. damn. day. One day was down to the wire for me, and maybe the post went up at 12:01 AM, but that still counts in my books! It is amazing what you can accomplish when you decide to make something a priority and not accept any excuses. And you’ve gotta love it to stick with it. It’s been awhile, and I am glad to be reminded that, with a little help, I can stick with it.
This is not a blog post I am particularly thrilled about. I procrastinated my way through the day, doing everything I could possibly think of to not write a blog post. Clearly a smart choice when you are in the middle of a posting/writing everyday blogging challenge.
Welcome to July – and our July Blogging Challenge!
Same thing we say at the end of every month…Thank goodness that’s over! We watched June float by without much regard for it and again we felt the content creation for our blog fell by the wayside. It’s so easy to get caught up in your day to day life and before you know it its been a week since your last post. Not that we aren’t enjoying ourselves when we do focus on blogging but inspiration seems to constantly strike when we are away from our computers. This often means that ideas that seemed good earlier (in the shower, on the bus, walking to school…) fall victim to our inner critics. So for the month of July we’re tackling the problem head on!
Misadventures of a perfectionist
One of my favorite things to do is waste time….err not really, but frequently I find myself caught up in some of these common time sucks. Aside from the internet, decision paralysis and perfectionism are great supporters of wasting time.