Yesterday a friend commented on a Facebook post of mine where I’d shared photos of my daycare kids making dog treats for Remi’s birthday yesterday (which by the way I said I’d share the recipe for, so here you go!). She said, “I am in awe of all your energy!”. She goes to my Jazzercise classes so she knows I teach and have the kids all week, but I told her “looks can be deceiving”. And boy are they! I do a lot. I mean A LOT. If you follow my blog you’ve probably gotten the jist of that at some point. I may mention it here or there. A little. 😉 I’m caught between what I have to do and what I want to do and so I try to do it all, and sometimes I just can’t.
This week I’ve been particularly tired, and have been trying to do fun 4th of July activities wtih the daycare kids, and so other things suffer. I’m getting better about not putting so much pressure onmyself…because typically I’m the only one who’s pressuring me to do any of it anyway. My Jazzercise “peeps” understand why I haven’t brought in as many new routines as I’d like to…and maybe they don’t even care. And as long as my daycare kids are happy and alive, my daycare parents aren’t complaining, either. And let’s face it, it’s not like I have some big blog with sponsors and people counting on my every post. Seriously.
Summer’s supposed to mean a more relaxed schedule and attitude, and I see many bloggers who allow themselves less of a blog commitment during this time. And I’ve said a few times that I’m going to do the same, but I seem to feel a need to explain why I can’t post and then I feel guilty about it. I’m an explainer. It’s what I do. I feel the need to explain. Everything. And I feel guilty. And I put too much pressure on myself. It’s silly.
I’m going to try and not do any of that here anymore. 😉
I’ll believe that when I see it. If I don’t post, you can assume it’s because I’m busy and/or didn’t get to create a fantastic project to share with you, and not that I died handgliding in Hawaii…because for various reasons you can pretty much guarantee THAT will not ever happen. And it doesn’t mean I quit my blog, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE blogging and it’s not something I have any intentions of leaving anytime soon or ever. I’m still striving towards simplicity and balance, and that often means one thing has to give a little. I’d rather give you great quality posts than just post for the sake of getting one out there…and I’m sure you’d agree!
Thursday will be a quieter day, so I hope to check-in then, but if for some reason I can’t, I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!