I suck at time management. Let’s just put that out there.
I’m a procrastinator by nature, I can’t sit still for even short periods of time, and I am very easily distracted.
Which is why this blogging thing has gotten the best of me lately.
I remember a time when I could go for one measly run around the neighborhood and then write a long, compelling post about the freedom of the run. The joy of pounding the pavement for a whopping 2.9 miles. How 250 yards in a swimming pool would get the best of me every single time. Ah the glory days. I’d write and write and write, and then read about everyone else’s adventures with envy, as I typically spent most nights glued to my computer screen, avoiding homework. I won’t lie, I was kind of miserable. But these days, EVERYTHING is different. There’s work. And the kids. And a brand new state with new people and this great, big, beautiful outdoors that I simply can not get enough of. Running, working out, clients, projects, laundry, errands, and a bazillion open ended “MOMMY!?” questions per day that I clearly never have the right answer for (because they never, ever end).
So now at this point in my life, it baffles my mind how some people are able to squeeze in killer workouts, a life (work, family and/or social), and blog posts on a daily, sometimes twice, schedule. I’ll admit, I’m a tad jealous. Sure, it bums me out that I can’t seem to find the time…or the creative motivation…to keep this blog updated with the chaos of my life these days. I feel like a jerk that the top of my dresser is COVERED in awesome running/outdoor gear that I owe companies/PR firms all raving reviews for. And for the record, that giant pile and these looming deadlines is the sole reason why I’ve yet to be able to take that big leap from this being a “hobby” (I dislike that word…pastime? Leisure blog? Amusement? That might be most fitting.) to a profitable part time job, like so many of my fellow fitness bloggers. The opportunities I have been given already because of this blog have been amazing, I am forever grateful. Sometimes I wonder how many MORE opportunities are out there, if only I could get my act together.
Oh but the deadlines, they are my nemesis.
So just today as I was stressing out about yet another review I’m incredibly late on, I had a huge revelation. The glass is half full or it is half empty, and you are the only one who decides how to look at it. So you know what? It doesn’t disappoint me for one second that the chaos of my current life is keeping me so busy that I can’t find the time to write. Because at the end of the day, I’d much rather be out there living life, rather than reading or dreaming about it. I’m one lucky girl.
Life is short, my friends. It is also one big adventure just waiting to happen. Log off the computer and go live it 🙂