Yesterday was the wackiest day. I’ve been struggling to come up with new material throughout October (I seriously almost just wrote September, because I’m convinced that month didn’t happen yet), but with the fall flying by and the projects quickly adding up, I haven’t had as much creative energy to devote to this blog than I’d like. At least that’s what has been in my head all this week. And usually, when Friday comes, I’m so burned out that I often write the day off.
It’s the “not enough” mindset, and man is it a pain in ass. A few months ago the idea of writing a blog post a week would have even been a feat, and now I try to write a little every day. But when that momentum wore out, mainly because I was catching up on other projects, I started to convince myself that I still wasn’t doing enough.
And then yesterday came like a much needed “pull it together” smack in the face from the universe. In one day, Blogher decided to feature three of my articles. I don’t know what stars were aligning, or if it was just the order of them reading portfolios, but it was bananas. I didn’t promote the third one until now because I didn’t want to drive people nuts on Facebook.
But by the time I got the third email, I felt like the Universe was yelling, “Is this enough? Can you stop nagging yourself, please?” So I did. And I stopped trying to push at everything I was working on with the fear the my efforts were somehow inadequate.
The featured article is one that I included here several weeks ago, about cleaning up your mind for fall. Ironically, I have yet to take my own advice. So here is the Blogher article, and now I will try to take some pressure off myself and enjoy two beautiful fall days. Happy weekend everyone! And thank you so much for always being so supportive!