47 days. No, not 47 days until our wedding. Not a 47 day challenge. 47 days since I’ve last written in my blog! Yikes!
The past 47 days have been busy, to say the least. So busy that choosing my topic for today either meant crickets chirping or a blog post so long, I may as well call it a short story—and I wouldn’t even know where to begin. We have house updates, life updates, wedding updates, and everything in between. However, I needed a place to start and—thank goodness for my new habit of writing down blog ideas in my to-do notebook, because the last bullet item fits the bill perfectly.
As I mentioned, we’ve been busy. With that busyness has come a fair amount of stress—stress we are still working through. Our plate is filled and simply trying to get a grasp on everything has been a challenge in and of itself.
Procrastination is my middle name. I like to think I’m better than I used to be, but I know I fall prey to putting things off because I get too overwhelmed. That’s essentially why I’ve gone 47 days without blogging and have at least 8–10 posts worth content sitting in my head and on random notes all over the house. Other times, I fall prey to the opposite: I get a massive amount of motivation and decide to try and do it all. Fast forward a day or so, throw in a heaping spoonful of that overwhelm, and I am back at square one.
So a few weeks back, after an absolutely delightful meltdown, I was sitting on my square and decided to line the rest up in front of me. I could see the myriad of things to do right there before my eyes. It was messy, but I could see the big picture. I could also accept that “doing it all” at once wasn’t going to be an option. So, what did I decide to do? I stepped to the next square. It was one step—one item I could check off my list. Then I stepped to the next, and the next, and—well, you get the picture.
There have been many scenarios in my life where I’ve decided to take a challenge one step at a time. Some were individual steps towards a massive change and other times, towards a tiny goal. But when I commit to trying to be human, rather than Wonder Woman, I reach the end much quicker, usually with a smile on my face.
So, no. I am not going to try and cover it all in one blog post. I am going to start here and when I’m done, I’m going to move to the next square in front of me and continue doing so until we come out on the other side. Gotta start somewhere…
And that, my dears.. is my tiny two cents.