Apparently this blog was down for like 4 days because my credit card expired and I forgot to change my auto renewal information. Whoops.
Sorry about that.
Lately life has been more hectic that usual. I significantly underestimated how long it would take to get our house back in order after the move, plus classes started back up again, and mine and Brian’s work schedule went from zero to 70 faster than I could type that. So, the proverbial plate has been spilling over for last month or so. I have never been great about saying no to an opportunity. I also like to brag about being able to do all the things at all the same time. But, I needed an intervention… or at least a relaxing exotic beach vacation. However, we are broke right now so the beach is a no-go.
I recently started listening to this book, Essentialism, and it’s been pretty eye opening. The author talks about the difference between an essentialist and a non-essentialist. There is definitely value in being an essentialist, like adequate work-life balance, happiness, contentment, etc. Non-essentialism looks like chaos, disorder, unfulfillment, etc. There are lots of examples of both, but it’s safe to say that I have been a classic non-essentialist. The author talks about the steps one can take to move towards a more essentialism-centric life. One of the tips he shares is when making a choice of whether to do something, you should rate it on a scale of 1-10. If that activity doesn’t score an 8 or higher, it’s not really worth the time or effort, and it’s better to say no. How many times have I agreed to do something, only to regret it soon after saying yes?
Like, almost every single day.
So, I’m trying to do a better job of maintaining a few activities that rate high, versus trying to do LOTS of things that I’m not totally crazy about. And blogging, kind of got put on the backburner.
But I’m not giving up on it yet. And I hope you won’t give up on me. Stay tuned for more, folks. Thanks for understanding.