I had set a lot of goals for the New Year and didn’t make nearly half of them. That’s the truth of it straight up. January found me tired, worn and haggard with not much energy or desire to meet my personal and professional goals for growth.
Some would say that this is an affliction many fall under right after the holidays or during the long, dark, cold winter. Sure, there’s some truth to that. Some other truths were that I desperately needed to take back some ‘me time’. I needed to re-focus on what I really love about writing, outside of service posts and contractual deadlines.
I needed to re-focus on my health and fitness in a way I haven’t done since before my children were born.
I felt a longing to get get back to storytelling and felt bereft of the ability to do so. My mojo was gone. I could only see in lists and fodder and what was trending on the internet. These are all necessary parts of my job, but they can’t ever be the whole of it.
The biggest part of me as a writer has to always be my voice as a storyteller. Without that I feel like a fraud. These are some of the ways that I’ve been getting back to basics and letting everything else go.
More Babbles From Selena…
- Toddler Yoga, it’s a thing.
- A&W’s Book Club
- Cupid made me do it.
- The politics of toddler hair (around here)
- On Getting Toddlers to Eat Their Greens
- 5 Healthy Snacks for Toddlers
- 5 Ways to Keep Fit When You Have No Time
- Natural Ways to Treat a Toddler’s Cold/Flu (That actually work!)
- Third time’s a charm? Oh potty-training…we’ll conquer you yet!
Elsewhere on the internets…
Via my humble beginnings, mastering in general mayhem: le petit rêve.