Sometimes when you commit to something you find yourself at a point where you wonder if it’s worth it.
At the beginning of November I committed to blogging each day this month, and to posting a new piece of jewelry in my redstar5 designs shop.
Here I am on November 21st and I’m finding this week is a serious challenge. I don’t have jewelry pieces all made and in draft listings to just publish daily in my shop anymore, so new piece is the time to hand make, plus taking photographs myself and getting each listing up one at a time. It’s all a part of the process and I was anticipating it.
I have to stick to it and be dedicated to make this happen on top of my full time day job, making my marriage and time at home a priority as well as my new venture and commitment here in November. I know this what all of our lives are like, we are all doing our own version of day to day juggling.
Sometimes it just gets tough
That’s the thing about the day to day juggle of our priorities. Sometimes they shift and move and we have to decide what is important and what we will make the time for. That’s really what it comes down to when you make a commitment.
Will you MAKE THE TIME. Will you carve it out of your day to do what you have committed to do?
For me I walked in the door tonight after a long day at work and I asked myself if I wanted to make the time tonight. I’m tired and I’m hungry and I wasn’t really feeling all that much like writing after spending all day in the office up close and personal with my computer. I’m lucky though, I’m thankful and ever so grateful to have a spouse who is happy to make us a healthy meal for dinner and willingly encourage me to go and blog while she prepares dinner because she knows I made this commitment and she knows it is important to me. So here I am. Sticking to my guns on this one. Blogging today for day 21.
It’s a Fine Balance
You have to be careful though. Because at the end of the day you need to remember what matters. If tonight I really needed my attention to be somewhere other than this computer screen in the name of self care I could let it go. If it meant it was my turn to prepare that healthy meal versus ordering take out just to get the blog post done, I think I’d prepare the meal and let this post go.
And here’s where my balance comes in tonight. After my long day at work, and making the time to sit down and write my blog post, I’m going to sit down with my Mate and enjoy a delicious meal together and go to our Wednesday evening yoga class. It will be 9:30 by the time we get home and after that I’m headed to bed for a good nights sleep.
Jewelry plans will have to wait today. I’m setting a priority for self care in a different light for me today. It will wait perhaps until Friday when I will catch up for the month and post three new listings in my shop. I have some incredible custom work that I’m working on in the mean time for those who have already contacted me for the holidays. If you’re interested in some custom work before Christmas, even if its just an inkling, I’d LOVE to hear from you. Shipping from Canada for the holidays to the US I’m aiming to have out before December 7th ideally, so time is moving fast!