When life gives you lemons, what do you do?
While some make lemonade, I neglect my blog. Not that I have been handed lemons so much as 34 bags of groceries that I am supposed to carry to my house in one trip. With four of those bags threatening to spill their contents in the driveway. In -40 degrees Celsius.
What I am trying to say is that I have been busy.
The older that I get, the more responsibilities I seem to have each day.
If I want to decrease my chances of having a heart attack and stay in relatively good physical shape I have to exercise and eat healthy.
If I want to expand my knowledge and understanding of the world and the people within it so that I don’t become an ignorant, crotchety old bat in my later years, I need to keep learning.
If I want to be emotionally happy and whole, I need to nurture the important relationships in my life by being present and available to those around me.
And if I want to continue to hone my professional skills, I need to write, edit, read, and learn as much as I can so that I stay on top of things and avoid looking like a fool.
With all of these things, and the limited time available in a day, I often feel as though I am frantically trying to juggle 4 calling birds, 3 French hens, 2 turtledoves, and a partridge in a pear tree all while sitting atop a unicycle going down the autobahn towards oncoming traffic. At night. In the rain.
The truth is, in order to maintain even a semblance of balance, you sometimes have to choose what to set aside in order to make room for something else. For me, that has been my blog. But now, since some things have quieted down, and because I have sorely missed writing about things that are not related to either publishing or my work, I am going to attempt to find some sort of equilibrium between posting all the time and never posting at all.
That being said, finding that balance may take some concerted effort. We’ll see how it goes. I am notoriously bad at keeping my blogs consistent.
Wish me luck.