I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a little look into my mind and the things I’m trying to accomplish. I don’t think any of them will be easy to pull off, but TRYING to make them happen keeps me going and gives me hope that there’s something tangible I can contribute to better the world.
Will I get the help I’d like to make them happen smoothly and quickly? Who knows — someday, maybe. Will these projects actually succeed or are they doomed to fail? Not to for me to say. Regardless, the work will be done to take them as far as I can.
Blogging is serious business. Doing it daily, on top of all the other stuff I’ve somehow committed myself to doing in life and everything that’s expected of me — it’s really difficult. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I LOVE blogging. I love the conversations it tends to start, love that sometimes people directly benefit from my work by getting the right words of encouragement at the right time.
But I need to stop losing sleep over it.
In this year’s cottage getaway, for me it’s not so much getting away to sit back, relax and do NOTHING (though there are friends who strongly advise that doing nothing is EXACTLY what I need) insomuch as it is a getaway from all the work I have at the job, time-consuming habitual Internet usage and the chores at home that keep Sarah and I constantly hopping. It’s a chance to clear my mind and take a good shot at really getting ahead of the game. (One time that I went up to the cottage, I came back with 40 pages of notes I’d transcribed by hand, trimming down the 300+ pages of source content I’d had when I went up!)
So with us almost ⅔ of the way through the year, I’m happy to say that I feel a little more focused. I feel like I can churn out the rest of the content for the year without as much stress as I faced in the first eight months (especially since I no longer have a wedding to help plan.)
We’ll close out the year with a bang, and then for next year? …We’ll sort that out when we get there, projects and all.
–Casey E. Palmer