Keep Calm & Blog On

I’ve had several people contact me asking what’s going on with the blog. It’s still here but I’ve just had a case of “life getting in the way”. I have too many draft posts to admit & a lot of them just need some editing and pictures.

By the time my day slows down I’m just not in the mood to “blog”. So much for the 1-post-a-day challenge I was trying to complete. It’s harder than you might think!

I’ve played with some mobile solutions and I’m thinking about starting to post shorter items in an attempt to increase site activity. I see a lot of things throughout my day & I can share most of them online.

Stay tuned, I hope to have some neat things on here soon…

Priorities & Responsibilities

It’s been a while since I posted a “meaningful” entry to the blog. Woke up early this morning & spent some “me time” catching up on my RSS feeds & enjoying some music from Pandora.

I started thinking about Priorities & Responsibilities… We all have them.  The older you get the more you have & the more you should be able to manage them.  I think I do a reasonably good job of managing mine but without a regular review it’s easy for things to get out of balance.

My current responsibilities include (in no particular order) but are not limited to:

  • Husband
  • Father
  • Friend
  • Employee
  • Consultant
  • Leader
  • Home Owner
  • Citizen

Some responsibilities are easy to prioritize.  My family comes first above all else, including myself.  I absolutely cherish my friendships and my employment helps me enjoy all of it.  I’m deeply proud and honored to be an American citizen & could not imagine living in another country.

The difficulty I sometimes have is prioritizing my responsibilities.  I love my job and have been very fortunate to find a company as supportive and encouraging as the one I’ve been at for the last 5 years.  BUT, it’s very easy to get swept up in a project at work and let other things slip.

As hard as I work and as much as I love doing it, the weekend is my goal each Monday morning.  I live for the weekend and try to make the most of every one.

We all have our pleasures in life as well, and some of our responsibilities are actually pleasurable.  These have to be prioritized along with everything else.  Throw in a few wants/needs & you have the makings of a complicated, albeit rewarding, life!

If it’s been a while since you’ve sat down and reviewed your Priorities & Responsibilities, take a moment to do so.  I’ll bet you find a few areas that have been neglected…