Plan #23 – Stop feeling guilty

I didn’t post on Thursday (Thanksgiving), as I spent the whole day with family and friends and decided to go to bed at a reasonable hour.

I didn’t post on Friday, as I spent the whole day in bed. I swear, I was narcoleptic. I couldn’t even read, as my eyes would just droop shut and I would drop the phone on my face. Instead, I had a sleeping cat on my chest and a sleeping dog on my legs and there we stayed until late in the afternoon. I did get up and get dressed to go to dinner with Mitch and Nicole (at a fantastic but very spendy restaurant called Xico on SE Division). We played a game called Wordigo after dinner, and, again, I decided to sleep after that instead of blogging.

Still… I was frustrated with myself. I’d made a commitment to post every single day in November! I couldn’t just casually miss two days in a row! But I snapped back to rational thought and decided it is better to do what I need to do to take care of myself than to arbitrarily set a goal and pursue it blindly. My whole plan is meant to be motivating, not punishing! I want to end this month excited about blogging, not feeling like I have failed.

Because, honestly, I enjoy this blog a lot more when I post often but without guilt. I’m aware that it is just a rambling monologue about my life, but that’s okay; some people will be interested, some won’t. But if I’m not interested in coming here, we have a problem!

Right now, I’m very interested. Love you all.

Apparent plan #17 – Catch up on sleep

I came home at about three in the afternoon and went straight to bed. I woke up a few times – spoke to David, took my meds, petted the dog – but mostly slept. I finally got up at 10:47 the next morning. 

Long story short, I didn’t post anything on Friday evening since I slept right through it! So I’ll owe a good catch-up post to achieve my goal for the month. 😊

I’m posting this note because I didn’t want anyone to think I’d mysteriously disappeared or slacked off. Sometimes I just have to give the body what it needs! 


Start small

I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus! Not intentionally; life has just gotten in the way. Busy times at work, preparation for a trip to Europe, trying to get my head around all that needs to be done. You know the drill!

With all this “life” going on, it’s been hard to find the time I need to write a blog post. It seems to take me ages to figure out what I want to say, ages more to edit it – and I never seem to find those blocks of time to do the task justice.

I need to remind myself that every blog post doesn’t have to be long. If I am going to chronicle what I’m up to, I can do it with a photo, a quick note, or even a quote that has meaning to me.

So I think I shall start small. Short and sweet. To the point.

Here you go!