I’m so happy to see you!
May was a rough month. But only because I made it that way. There was nothing that happened that wasn’t a direct result of pressure I put on myself.
Well, okay. I didn’t make wordpress decide to go bonkers and cause me to get a few days behind. And I didn’t make myself sick – my little darling did that. But neither of those things would have been big deals had I not set myself up with an unrealistic challenge.
So why did this happen? I had the best of intentions. I was lacking incentive to get my London album done. It had been sitting there for weeks with just a few pages done. I thought if I gave myself a REASON to make sure I was progressing EVERY day, it would be a good thing. And it was a good theory. But in this messy life of mine, holding myself to anything EVERY day, has little chance of success. Two anythings? Almost impossible.
Case in point – my walking. I was doing SO well. I had 10k steps down pat. My daily average was in the 12k-14k range. Then I started “the challenge” and walking went out the window. The time I was allowing for walking went to scrapbooking instead. Now I am lucky to get 2k steps in. For all intents and purposes, I’m starting over.
So what have I learned from this?
I need flexibility. Other than getting back up to walking 10k steps every day, I need to allow myself to do a little of this and a little of that. No more marathon anythings.
And if I learn that lesson, it will have been worth it.
Oh, and my consolation prize is that I have the first half of the London portion of the European Vacation 2014 documented.
And it’s a kinda cool album if I do say so myself.