Conquering Time

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Another Sunday night in the books. Preparing for another Monday morning. It always seems like time slips through our fingers so fast, so hard to hold onto each moment and always rushing headlong into the next one.

A few years ago, Valentine’s Day weekend (2015? 2016?) my husband and I were having dinner with some friends of ours with the kiddos in tow. At that dinner I announced this great idea I had to build a blog.

Life happened and the idea was put on the back burner, poking itself forward every so often, but I kept shoving it back. I didn’t have the time. I worked on computers all day, my eyes were sore and tired by the time I came home at night. I had three kids with school and activities. Excuse after excuse.

Then I went back to school. The plate was heaping. So much going on all the time, and in the middle of it all … I changed jobs. Not once. Not twice. THREE times! Signed up for volunteer efforts at the elementary school AND as a girl scout troop leader. The funniest thing? I ended up taking a class that had an assignment that required me to maintain a weekly blog.

This blog was the result.

Mind you it went through a few updates. Some functional, some aesthetic, but here we are. The plate is still too full (although I did finally concede and am taking some time off from school – definitely planning to go back, just letting that be a little later on.)

But why couldn’t I do the blog the first time I talked about it?

It was never about time. It never is. It was all about what I was willing to do, and I’ve come to realize that I was never willing to put myself out there until the class pushed me to close that gap.

Sometimes we need a nudge to help us along. Sometimes we just need to remember that we are our biggest obstacle. Instead of getting into our own heads we need to take a deep breath and leap forward, embrace the unknown. It’s amazing how the dark abyss has a glass floor that will hold us up if we just let ourselves believe and take the chance.

Was it as much work as I’d been afraid it would be? You bet.

Was it worth it? Absolutely.

I’d love to hear about your own conquering of obstacles, and dealing with time. Let me know, either in the comments or feel free to contact me directly through the contact page or via email:

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