I’ve been thinking about how to make my triumphant return to my blog. How can I possibly come back with the consistency that I had always had pre-pandemic? Should I stockpile entries? Should I try to write in the middle of the night after the kids were in bed? Should I only do short, pithy posts that are less substantive but can be churned out? Should I take longer posts and make them into long series? Should I…???
The answer is no, no, and no. I can’t expect myself to know what the future holds. I don’t have a crystal ball. I don’t even have a magic 8 ball. I can’t guarantee that I can post weekly like I have in the past. But I can guarantee that I’m currently posting today. And that is a victory. That is an ADHD victory. That is a human victory. That is an anxiety victory. That is a pandemic victory. I haven’t posted since early August. If I start posting at all, even if it’s not every week, that will continue to be a victory.
And I think we all need victories right now. So whatever you are struggling with, working out, eating well, meditation, getting work done, homework, job searching, keeping the house tidy, whatever… remember that it is not all or nothing. YOU CAN MAKE PROGRESS WITHOUT BEING PERFECT. Change is not a light switch, it is an iterative process.
I have had so, so many things on hold as I’ve been in survive, not thrive mode through the last 8 months. And that was the right thing to do. Now I’m struggling with how to approach those things knowing that I’m still in survive mode but that I want or need to get back in the game somehow. I think the answer is small bites.
ONE BLOG POST. DONE! BOOM! I feel better. How about you. Let’s see when the next one comes… no pressure. But today I did one more than I have since August. Feels good!
Standard Disclaimer: In an effort to foil my own perfectionist tendencies, I do not edit my posts muh, if at all. Please excuse typos, mistakes, grammatical errors, or awkward phrasing. I focus on getting my content down. In my humble opinion, an imperfect post posted is infinitely better than a perfect post that goes unfinished. AND YOU KNOW I DIDN’T REREAD THIS ONE. WHO HAs TIME FOR THAT $#!*