I’ve wasted a lot of time catering to the Tyranny of the Urgent. I see the same thing in many of my friends – both online and off. We’re so busy juggling the many hats we wear that we’re forever afraid of dropping a ball or letting something slip through the cracks.
This lovely blog is one of those things that’s been slipping through the cracks. I feel like it’s ages since I’ve had any time to spend here or on Off-Grid(ish) and there are so many things I want to say!
I’m trying to wrangle my personal schedule into submission to be sure I have time to enjoy this little life of mine. I think I’m getting there; I’ll keep you posted on how that goes.
As for this blog, I have a new plan for a posting schedule and I hope it’ll keep me on-track. The first Tuesday of each month, look for a post full of “What’s Up.” Starting this Friday, I’ll get back to my Friday’s Mark posts, where I highlight people who are leaving their mark on this world is some pretty cool ways. The third Tuesday of the month, look for the “Cruise Countdown,” but I’ll get into that in just a bit. The second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of the month are wide open – I’m hoping to have a bit of fun with those days. If you have a particular topic you want me to touch on, let me know!
As for the cruise I mentioned, I was pretty excited to be asked to participate in a book cruise to the Bahamas next May. I’ve posted details on my website and I’ll talk more about that in upcoming posts, so stay tuned for more information in the next day or so!
One of the things that fell victim to the Tyranny of the Urgent in my life was me taking care of myself. Sometime over the past few years, the woman in the mirror has morphed into someone who isn’t a very good representation of me – not of who I feel like inside. The only way I’m going to reconcile the two again is to start carving out time and ways to take care of myself. I want to be healthy again. I miss having energy. I’d like to get that energy back before my first trip to the Bahamas!
So each month, as I countdown to the cruise, I’m going to write a post about what I’ve done over the month to live healthier and to take better care of myself. My thought is that if I share this piece of my journey with you it will hold me accountable and maybe remind you to stand up to the tyranny of the urgent in your own life and carve out the time to take care of you.
So, no promises on how it’ll turn out, but today begins my attempt to stand up to the tyranny. Wish me luck.