Those of you that subscribe to the newsletter, will be wondering where the hell I’ve been…then again maybe you won’t
Those of you that follow the blog, perhaps thought I’d run off to a nice desert island somewhere...must admit the thought of that is quite appealing!
Well, obligations and new projects have kept me hopping from one thing to the next for the past few months, and I honestly don’t see that letting up anytime soon.
I’ve been beating myself up for not being able to do all the things that I think I should be doing, and feeling like I’m letting myself and others down on a few other fronts.
Truth is, I can’t fricken do everything.
Who am kidding, trying to squeeze into Wonder Womans costume? it’s just wrong on sooo many levels. Besides which I fancy myself as more of the Lara Croft tomb raider type (yeah I know I’m dreamin’ again).
What I’m trying to get at here, and its something that I know a lot of other people suffer from too, is that we berate ourselves constantly when we feel we’re not living up to our ridiculously high, self imposed standards of what we think we should be achieving.
We would never place the expectations on others that we place on ourselves. We are all human.
Its okay to pull back and reassess. It’s okay to change directions. Its okay to say NO. Hell it should be mandatory especially if its putting you under strain.
Promises of course have to be fulfilled. Outside of that you are answerable only to yourself.
I really believe most of the time it’s ourselves that are the biggest problem we have to overcome?
So does this mean I’m about to run off to the aforementioned desert island? or should you?
Yes, Maybe, No of course not.
You have to assess what you need to let go off to focus on the things that you should be doing. Not trying to spread yourself thin trying to do everything…ring any bells?
I’d be an ‘A Grade’ hypocrite preaching this without following my own advice, so I’ve made a few decisions that I know are the best for me at this point in time.
After this post, I’ll be putting the blog on the backburner for a while.
I’m not taking it offline, but there are changes that need to be made and projects that will be incorporated to the current structure, so don’t expect to see any posts from me, while I focus on these things. Oh yes, and comments will be turned off too.
It may seem counter intuitive to turn away from something that I have spent so much time building, but it is an absolute necessity for now and will only make for a better end product once the changes have been made. Some of you will stick around to see what I’m up to, some of you will hit the road. Either way do what works for you.
As a consequence the newsletter will also go into hiatus until I resurrect the blog in its new format.
I haven’t been spending a lot of time on social media of late, but I have been assessing how and what I want to do there. So the next thing in the bag of tricks is that I’ll be deleting my facebook page for Respectfully Disobedient in the next week or so, and I’ll be running everything through my personal profile from now on, so if you’d like to connect with me be sure to add me as a friend.
Of course there’s a method in my madness, and it will all be revealed in good time. In the meantime the superwomen outfit is being put into mothballs and I look forward to sharing more with you as it transpires.
All the best, and thank you for being part of the journey thus far