can be found right here! It has been more than 4 MONTHS since my last blog post. But I am still here! I have come to realize that I have a problem realizing my limitations. I am the type of person who finds something she really really likes, then jumps off the diving board right into the deep end without a plan. That’s how I went from having one full time and one part time gig to having one full-time, 3 part-time, and 1 pro-bono gigs. I only have time to sit here and write a post now because I’m putting off other necessary duties til the bitter end; like cleaning the house, doing dishes, laundry, preparing to do taxes, planning classes for the coming week, packing for a weekend getaway, and going to bed.
Yes, I have a problem. I am one person trying to do too much! I really need to learn to take a week or more to really think, evaluate and plan potential ventures. I do know that there are still 2 things that really drive me, though their places have flip-flopped from #1 to #2 over the past few years…animals and their health and well-being, and humans and their wellness status. I used to believe that I didn’t really care much about humans, so I went into the animal care field. The truth is I care too much about humans. Especially those with pets! And age and wisdom has led me from the primarily animal welfare side to the human wellness side.
I have recently really started to feel the stress(es) of my over-eagerness. I spend all of my extra time (ie: the time when I’m not clocked-in at my full-time job) 1) learning new material for the two group fitness classes I teach, 2) trying to find minutes in my schedule here and there to be available for pro-bono opportunities for the wellness-minded folks to come to the studio to get in a work-out that is convenient for them, 3) making sure our bills are current and paid, 4) managing the goings on at that darned house we still own in California, 5) trying to keep up-to-date with Rodan + Fields news and with my customers, 6) trying to prepare and complete my AFAA Group Fitness Certification, 7) trying to find clubs that are willing to give SoulBody a chance and schedule demos, 8) planning vacation time and other “activities” that are going to occur in the coming year, 9) getting in my own personal training for my own personal fitness/wellness/wellbeing, 10) daily household chores and tasks like laundry, dishes, meals, etc…. Do any of you see what is missing? And it should be #1 on my list. I need to change and learn to make it so. Chris. He has been my rock, my biggest supporter through ALL of this! Yet I have so little time set aside for him, when he has earned and deserves the most of my time. I love him more than anything I’ve ever loved in my life. And all he gets is maybe 15-30 minutes, REAL minutes a day, if that.
So, there you have it. This is why I am the worst blogger in the universe. I just don’t have the time for it. At least not the time to update my blog daily, weekly, or even monthly. But I always come back to let you know what’s up in my life, or to let you know about any super-cool things I’ve discovered, or to fill you in on the big lifetime happenings. I am really hoping that, since I have acknowledged my “problem” to the interweb, I can learn to slow the heck down! I absolutely will NOT be taking on any new ventures any time soon UNLESS I am able to rid myself of or hire help for any of my other ventures.