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SUNDAY, AUGUST 08, 2010

So easily Side-Tracked

Crazy how life gets out of control.
On the road again...major car repair finished!
Kitchen floor is completed...the refrig is out of the living room!
Desk is organized...and next week is planned!
I have my life back!

...and it occurred to me that one of the many things neglected or sidetracked is my lovely little blog.  When I pulled it up this morning, I was shocked to see that 30 days had gone by with nothing. Nothing from me...or actually for me.

All of the excuses aside, it feels this morning as though I had neglected taking care of a piece of me...lack of self-care. Isn't that the first thing to go for many of us?  I know it is for me.  When the pressure is on, the family is in crisis, the business is busy...I find time for everything else, and set aside or postpone the little things that replenish me.

Is it nature or nurture?  I certainly saw my mother lose herself in 6 kids, a husband building a business empire and her natural generosity.  We talked about this.  About the seemingly endless reservoir of giving she effortlessly pulled forth and the seemingly endless therapy she did after her life fell apart. Neither of us came to a determination, but each of these conversations with her help me find my center and my determination not to get lost again.

Interesting that I had intended to write about how if our lives are disorganized in the pieces, the whole becomes chaos.  I guess I did, but not in the way I thought I would.  I love this blog.
POSTED BY LINDA L SNYDER AT 01:03 PM