Early darkness makes each day feel shorter even if it’s not. Trying to work on projects I have started is difficult when I feel like curling up under a blanket at 6:30 pm.
I would like to use the darkness as an excuse but I can only blame myself. I may just have overwhelmed myself with FUN projects and exciting personal goals. Oops.
Better to admit it, I think.
So, as you may have read earlier, I created a very detailed goal on how I’m going to start dancing again. Well, I can count on one hand how many actual sessions I’ve committed myself to since I wrote that. Not good!
It sure is hard to admit I haven’t followed through on something I publicly claimed to be so passionate about. Oof. Rough. Blow to the ol’ ego.
In all honesty, I’m finding part of my lapse is the doubt and fear that I feel when I think about trying to really involve myself in that world again. I have so many wonderful memories but many of those involve my fellow dancers and instructors. I danced at one studio for 18 years and I was pretty much with the same group of girls the whole time.
It’s hard to imagine having another experience as wonderful as that and I think that is part of why I have struggled to fully commit. Still, though I may never again work with that group I know I have to pursue dance. I just have to because I’ve got dance on the brain. (I know some ladies have babies on the brain. Well, for me it’s dance.)
But the weather is cold, the days feel short right now and as I said I’ve overwhelmed myself a bit. So to make progress on these great projects of mine, I have to make some adjustments.
Instead of overwhelming myself with expectations (which too often lead to disappointment and frustration), I am going to keep my goal clearly in mind but start with baby steps instead of jumping in with both feet. I WILL dance once a week. Monday nights. Before I make dinner. It doesn’t get much clearer than that. And when I’ve got that firmly in place, I can add more as I choose.
Feel free to drop me notes on Facebook or Twitter to remind me or check in to be sure I am following through. I need to be accountable to someone other than myself!
Ok. Moving on to a couple other projects I’m working on.
Newsletter! Yup. I am working on developing a worthwhile newsletter that people will actually want to read and not just delete. If you have ideas of topics you’d like someone to yammer about please send them my way.
The other project is something that has been in the works for a while. I love to hear about other people’s lives, which is good since I’m a Health Coach. I’ve enlisted a few very obliging and generous ladies to begin a new series of blog posts called The Life of a Lady.
My goal with this series is to open a space on this blog for women to share what gives them purpose and drive. Some will address one topic that impacts their life and others will have a more all-encompassing approach. The great thing is each one will be different and wonderful.
I think it is so important to share our views and our challenges. I already know a few of my blog posts have brought up issues that some of you have also struggled with. To know that we are not the only ones facing a difficulty is encouraging.
Those are a few of my big projects. It’s challenging to juggle all of this but also a huge blessing to have the ability and opportunity to share and create.
Don’t forget - if you have topics you’d like to have addressed please leave a comment or send me a note! Please share even if they are silly ideas. I have no problem creating a whole newsletter based on cats, lipstick, or laundry detergent.
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