|We don't get many nights out, but we did manage to|
sneak away for a while the night before my birthday!
Ultimately, in order to relieve some of the busy, I had to evaluate what I have been doing. Different aspects of my life have been sacrificed as a result of my busy, so I took a long look at everything and made some decisions to scale back or completely eliminate some things. These decisions were made easily but in the long run, I think I am going to better off.
While I love to present at conferences and learn from the great people I meet, I realized that I need to spend more time at home on weekends. In past years from late August until early November, I have been at an event nearly every weekend. This year, I have scaled back significantly. I decided to select only events in which I was directly involved and/or committed to already or have brought me great benefit in the past. That said, I have narrowed down my conferences to five events instead of the nearly double-digit events that I have typically done in a school year in the past. Most of the reason is the time and stress factor, but also monetarily, being I am the sole income earner in my house and I plan to go to ISTE for the first time next summer.
|At my last CUE-Nevada event as a board member,|
I raffled off a copy of my upcoming book. Angela
Barnett was the lucky winner and will be one of
the first to get a copy in a few months!
Another thing that has suffered has been this blog. While I love to get a post out every week or two, as of this writing, it has been nearly a month and a half since I last posted. It doesn't mean that I have run out of ideas and have stopped writing though. I currently have four other posts created in Blogger that I have started (when I have an idea for a post, I try to create it and at least put down some bullet points so I can revisit later). Some of it is because of my busy schedule as of late and some of it has been redirecting my writing focus to edits on my book as they come in. Because I write these for pleasure, I don't feel a commitment to write all of the time, but at the same time, I really do need to make time to write as it is a form of therapy for me. So while I am scaling back a bit in my posting schedule, I am looking to set aside time on weekend mornings to write so I don't completely get away from it.
|While clearing out some clutter, I found these Wakelet shirts. |
They are a size smaller than my current size, so I'm
hoping to fit into them in the next few months!
In a sense, I have been trying to clear my plate, figuratively with everything that I have committed myself to, and literally, eating less to achieve a healthier body weight and vitals. Perhaps you are in a similar situation. I encourage you to take a hard look at your commitments and make the tough decisions to commit to less, learn to say no so you aren't stretching yourself so thin, and if you are looking to lose a few pounds, whether it's to improve your vitals or look better for a vacation or something, know that I am here to support you in your journey!
Until next time...