The other day I was given the honor of sharing the “Thanks for Writing Award” by My Soulful Healing. Needless to say it came as a bit of a surprise, a very pleasant surprise but a surprise nonetheless. It’s just that I haven’t been on the blog scene for some time now, by writing any recent posts I mean, and I’m very! grateful I am still on someones mind. I still need to find out how to fulfill this honor, or pass it on. The sharing of the award has inspired me though and I’ll endeavor to improve my blog presence. Awards are a nice thing.
I haven’t written for almost 1 month now. I’m sure I can come up with all kinds of excuses/reasons, and many may even be valid. The bottom line, or “where the rubber hits the road”, is that obviously it has not been a priority. Sad but probably true. Always seems to be something more pressing, or more interesting.
Lately it seems like I’m so fully occupied with life that I have little time to think let alone blog. Some of those conditions are self inflicted and a result of poor time management skills perhaps, some just due to laziness or an affinity for pleasure. Dad’s care fits in there, as do family obligations. Whatever the reason(s) I need to worry less about it and enjoy what I have.
A couple of posts I follow commented on somewhat related topics.
- 400 Days ’til 40 – Taking Time to Breathe
- Satisfying Retirement – Light Up Your Life with the Little Things
I say somewhat related because the posts talk (if I may paraphrase) of slowing down and taking time to breathe, of being in and enjoying the moments of life. Similar in vein to one of my previous posts “Stop…and Smell the Roses”. Now I know I said in that post I would endeavor to do just that, to slow down and enjoy, and in some ways that’s exactly what I have done. My issue I guess is that I see so many things I want to do, both of the “work” and “relaxing” kind that I become easily overwhelmed and feel like I’m not accomplishing any of them.
My daughter, and others, have suggested creating a list of the things I want to accomplish. This is not really a bucket list, more a job jar list, a record of tasks I want to accomplish in the foreseeable future. As the tasks are done I can cross them off and see accomplishment. By writing them down I can get them off my mind (hopefully) and become less overwhelmed. I am doing that and we’ll see how it works.
So even though I now have all this time, being retired and all, I can’t seem to hang onto it. It flies by and goes I know not where. I will continue to search for it and will appreciate what I have and what I can do. I will blog when able and know that even in a sporadic frequency there are those that see good in my words. Thanks you once again.