“I try not to make plans. God always laughs at your plans. I’m going to keep the door open, and keep the page blank, and see what gets painted upon it.”
So you may have noticed that #blog365 has been ... well... absent for quite a few days. Not because the well of words ran dry.... but the reality of life kicked in.
Have you ever done that?
Set off on a journey, all your ducks in a row, with the greatest of intentions, energy high... you set off at a pace and then.... not all goes to plan.
As I began this fresh new year that is 2017 I had; as you will know if you have read my earlier #blog365 entries, had some time on the sofa with the lurgy, following on from time off for the festive break. My awareness of time, where long days when nobody needed me,when I could just bumble along.. in my jammies .... lulled me into a fantasy World where I actually believed I could in fact write a blog a day for 365 days!!!
After all... I love writing, I have endless subjects that catch my attention to write about, I have the forum on which to write, access to my blog wherever I am ( as long as my trusty smartphone is by my side)..... but then there's life, there's family time, work ( although I use the term lightly as all of my work is pure joy and very often I have to pinch myself as I can't quite believe I get to do what I love every day)
The bottom line is all of life's activities takes time.
I could of course have forced myself to stick to the plan 'come hell or high water', I could have thought well I've failed... may as well just give up... or as I have recognised... I could regroup, realising that I have the gift of feedback that I can choose to consider.
I haven't failed... it's just feedback. I realise that I write through absolute joy. If I then start putting pressures and timescales in the mix it fades a bit of the joy from around the edges and before long it could most certainly have become a chore.
My intent was to share joyfully and to get back to writing and reading books more than I did in 2016
(when both, pretty much went out of the window) It was never to demand of myself, to berate myself if I didn't achieve.
I wonder do you ever do that?
Set such challenges for yourself you fall at the first hurdle, never to get back up?
I'm not saying we shouldn't challenge ourselves, set intents and big goals that stir the blood and move us into our magnificence.... I'm saying do that... only when it makes your heart sing and spirit soar.... and if it doesn't..... it wasn't right for you in the first place.
I'm recognising as I write this, I'm not a lightweight , I'm not failing... I'm checking in with my heart, my intent and my goal and saying does it maybe need a little tweak?
I've noticed my energy has flowed in other areas, by designing my workshop schedule for the year, even adding some new ones into the mix. So the creative energy is still abounding, just some has been redirected in the Universal postal system.
So if your own new years resolutions are fading,and you feel like throwing in the towel , just check in with yourself first and see if they still hold meaning for you ,if so .... do they just need a little tweak?
So it's R.I.P #blog365 and hello #blogwheneveritmakesmyheartsingandspiritsoar
Until next time,
Make every moment count.