Working toward potential
|Image from Warrior Poet Wisdom|
An organised, yet unproductive week has gone by. For the first time in forever I had my posts scheduled for the week and my hoot schedule down so there was so much room for work on other projects. The foundation was there, the mood was good and yet I hate to admit that I really feel like I done nothing this week.
Sure, Monday I popped over to Handmade Harbour to check out all those lovely Handmade Monday participants, showing off my new logo. Tuesday was a mini piece on follow through, featuring Gavin McGraw, and whilst 'follow through' is a key value of mine this has not been the week for it. Wednesday was my least looked at piece yet the one that gels best this week with my authenticity as 'happiness is' my main goal - to have and to hold on to. Thursday highlighted one of my favourite Feedly finds, i.e. Bits of Truth - I love how short, sweet and very much to the point their pieces are. Friday I highlighted the joy of writing for yourself showing a short piece from Life Without Pants Matt Cheauvront. I'm not so sure that it's more of a writing 'of' yourself than 'for' yourself, putting yourself into your writing and making it real. And Saturday I highlighted some of my favourite things, keeping things light and fresh for the weekend. A pretty full week all in all, I did get the majority of my branding out there, still a little to do in the Etsy shop and running about a bit like a headless chicken on the book front - it's at that really messy stage of throwing all the 'stuff' at the wall and seeing what sticks.
I think it's been a bit of a tumultuous week in lots of ways. One of the best pieces of news this week was young Toby being on the mend, Toby is Yvonne of Coke Floats and Chemo's son. He has had a really bad week but hopefully has now turned the corner. When your child's health becomes the major focus everything else kind of reverts back to it's proper place. I say kind of because this piece by Samantha Bennett highlighted to me how I have really let the 'Helena Handbasket Days' take over this past year, if not forever. And so the key learning point of this week has been how important it is I live to my full potential. Were I living to my full potential I would have more freedom and there would be no danger of my priorities being out of sync. This is really turning into a whole other post so I'm going to save this tangent for Wednesday when I'll be writing my review of Lissa Rankin's Mind Over Medicine.
So, what lies in the week ahead. I have two whole weeks away from any 'day job' commitments and nothing really planned, something of a blank canvas. The canvas may be blank but there is a whole lot of noise going on in the background. I so want to use this time to get things here in order and ready for lift off. There may be no plan on paper but there is so much mulling around in my head, taking in both home and business. I want to get organised, whilst I have been a bit of a rebel against routine I am growing to realise that some routine can make life easier. And routine can actually provide some of that consistency that is so needed in my home life. Don't get me wrong my life has not been 'chaotic' up to now, at least not to me but when you look at things from a literal perspective it's not exactly been predictable or harmonious. It's strange but relabeling 'routine' as 'harmony' makes me wonder why I would rebel. A whole load of lost energy gone by the wayside. Now I know better, I can do better.
As we move into a new month this coming week I plan on taking the lead from one of my favourite blogs Going Home to Roost and joining in the August Break . This way I can have August organised and focus on reaching my potential. I really loved the quote from Will McAvoy last night, I was watching this week's The Newsroom. Will (Jeff Daniels) said he was "Just a middle aged man who never lived up to his potential" with the glorious follow through of "you don't want to be on the wrong side if I ever do".
Here's to a week
of staying on the 'right side'