Time to "regroup"
As mentioned in my post earlier this week, it’s been a little bit of a crazy time for me in the past few weeks. From hearing about friends and family dealing with COVID, to the recent tragic news, to simple issues such as not having internet access in our home (in many ways that was good for my kids ;) ) — plus, some other things going on in my life — my head has been swimming.
I was also very recently involved in my alma mater’s Day of Giving, and while that might seem like an activity that only takes one day, I had been preparing for it for weeks in advance. From collaborating with my friends at the university to meet with students, to planning out my posts and potential reach, I wanted to give that one day my best chance. I learn a lot by participating, and the reach that one day has is pivotal; the messaging about the importance of scholarships for students spreads and perhaps “plants a seed” for the future for those who come across my posts — for days and weeks, according to my LinkedIn notifications! And, in some cases, the energy and work I put into that day results in direct contributions to the university, which is wonderful.
All that said, I’m feeling a bit drained from being pulled in many directions the past few weeks, and it’s time for me to regroup. I need to acknowledge that my writing suffered recently. Given how drained I feel, getting back to writing is so important — especially since I do find it to be therapeutic. Writing helps me sort and organize my thoughts, and it also unleashes my creativity.
Speaking of writing, I heard an interesting quote recently:
“If you’re bored walking up the hill, try running up it.” —William Wadsworth (from an interesting podcast episode by Nick Loper on Side Hustle Nation).
I mention this quote because often my most productive weeks are when I am “bored walking up the hill,” where I decide to thrust all my energy into completing one of my books; I then get a burst of creativity and everything seems to flow more seamlessly. Perhaps that is the medicine I need this coming week, given how much of a break I need from everything else going on around me. And perhaps that advice can help you if you’re feeling bored with a particular project! Wishing you a great Saturday.