I had this idea (famous last words) that I needed to simplify all of my blogging endeavors.
So, I set out to design an entirely new site and install it on all my blogs, thus seamlessly integrating all my online projects into one. By Saturday.
I know this will come as a shocker to you, but last night at 1:00 am, I had an ephiphany. It went something like this: Um…WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?
So after more than 5 days and 20 hours of work, a shortage of sleep, money spent on something I won't use, many hours of using the TV as a babysitter and nearly putting my head through a brick wall multiple times, I shelved it. Oh yes I did.
I'm not always the brightest bulb in the bunch, but there's one thing I do well and that is self reflection. Oh, I reflected last night. Boy did I. And here's what resulted:
I certainly quit late but I don't think I quit too late. "Too late" means the damage is irreparable. Like I regularly say to my kids, most things in life are fixable. Sure, there's loss, but losing something valuable now makes us work harder to keep it in the future.
2. If you've got too much on your plate, no manner of rearranging will reduce your stress. You must pare down first.
I already said this so I don't think I have anything more to add other than, hello, this is simple math. I believe it to be true and one day, I'm gonna act like it.
Everyone fails. Last week was my week! It's not so much that I fail, but how I fail. If my failure happened because I tried something new and it didn't go as planned, eh, live and learn. I have to pay attention to the ones that happen again and again because it means there's something deeper that needs to be addressed.
So much for simplifying!
I've gotta go read Tell Your Time again and remind myself what I wrote. Ha!
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