You may have noticed it’s been a hot minute since I’ve blogged. I noticed because so many people asked me about it. That was flattering, but also a little uncomfortable.
(My business brain auto-responds to the question with fear: “Uh oh! I’m not enough?!” Then I have to tap consciously into my most brilliant self to affirm, “I am more than enough as I am.” There, that’s better.)
Why has it been a hot minute? I experienced a little writer’s block, perhaps for the first time in my life. Maybe because there were some important feelings I wasn’t ready to express in public until I could manage to express them in private. Or maybe for more practical reasons, including that I don’t have the luxury of being “sponsored” like some writers I admire.
Of course even without the blogging, I’ve still been writing. I write all the time, in my journal and via email. When one of my clients wrote me “I, for one, would love to be really bored for a little bit. To feel like I have excess capacity, unused resources…”, I responded “It’s my dream to be bored – just for a little while! Life is too interesting lately.”
How is my life interesting of late? Oh, blizzard. Norovirus. Type 1 diabetes. Unemployed ex. Bar mitzvah. Braces. Cousin living with us. Need I go on?
How do I rise above all this Interesting? Three keys:
1. Fierce commitment to my priorities
2. Unwavering emotional resilience
3. High-at-all-costs authenticity
For me, applying these three keys meant taking a break from blogging for a while. Overall, I’m ok with that. And now I’m excited to be ready to get back to it.
What are your keys to sustaining through a lot of Interesting? Please share in the comments below.
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