Monday, July 1, 2013

Unexpected Blessings + Going Dark



Alright ... I'm about to do a complete 180 from this post, where I "whined" about no one joining my Circle of Fire Book Club (thanks David ;p) because I'm going to admit here and now, that this has turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

You know how you can plug away each day at something, a little bit here, a little bit there, and then suddenly one day it seems like everything is happening all at once, and it's moving incredibly fast and you barely have time to tuck your arms in for the ride? Yeah, that's kinda the place I'm at right now!!

I know that sounds very vague, and I wish I could say more, but what I can say is that I have some incredibly exciting projects happening right now and they need 100% of my focus (one of which is my WIP, another I hinted at here). Hence, why I now think it's a blessing that I won't be backing out of something that others were committed to as well, because life is about to get insane, in the best way possible. Funny how the universe works like that :)

After reading Linda Sivertsen's blog post, Goin' Dark to Tap the Light , I was inspired to do the same in order to give myself the focus I need. In fact, I just read it again right now to give me the little push I need to go through with this blog post. See, I made a commitment to go through with the FSS's, with deadlines and everything, and I even have Danielle's quote "Do what you say you're going to do" taped to my computer (I admit, this is a struggle for a recovering 'yes' girl + scaredy-cat), so I was feeling the guilt of not keeping my word (even if it was only to myself). That is, until I realized that I was being completely ridiculous, because the entire goal of the FSS's is to figure out what lights your fire and then do it - and I'm doing it RIGHT NOW!! 

In her post, Linda asks, "How are you showing up for yourself and your art this summer?"

So I'm doing my own version of "going dark" so that I can focus on the work. You'll still see me on Twitter, and I'll pop by the blog every now to say hi, but from this moment on, if it's not related to the aforementioned projects (SO exciting, did I mention that???) it ain't happening.

I apologize in advance to all the people in my life (friends, family, co-workers) who are about to see a whole lot less of me - or you're welcome, whatever floats your boat!!