I knew this would happen.
My mother-in-law came to visit in November. Then Christmas happened a month later. My fledgling blog falls to the wayside.
I have a serious problem with purposefully developing new habits. It’s not that I don’t want to – in fact, I know I have to – but it is very hard to remain focused and carve out that precious time away from whatever it is that I already do in my daily routine. Even if it’s a daily dose of absolutely nothing.
Actually, especially if it takes away from my nothing time. I like doing nothing.. I can do nothing for hours and hours.. *ahem* It’s a skill.
Routines get thrown off, and it takes me a long time to recover, especially as I feel like I have to come back even better in order to make back lost time. Don’t think about it too hard, it doesn’t make sense. I’m not even sure I know what it means, other than leaving me stalemated until I can rebuild some momentum.
I know that the goal I set to myself, other than to post regularly, was to always post with pictures. With that in mind, and knowing that I had very little time to myself between sick baby, getting work done for the new season of selling, recovering from the holidays, etc etc.. it was never going to happen. I could spend hours looking for the right picture – or at least the duration of a precious nap-time when I’ve got both hands free to type!
Sometimes it’s more important to get something done at all, than to wait until we have the time to do it perfectly. And it’s hard not to do it perfectly (or rather, up to my own standards, which probably don’t look perfect to anyone else). But here I am.. back at the keys. No picture this time.. and that’s ok.
If you’re reading this, ask yourself what you’ve put aside doing because you didn’t have time, or it wasn’t perfect, or you’re missing just one little thing.. whatever the reason. See what you can do now, and get started on what you can! The rest will follow.