Oh boy – February and March came and went. I was supposed to write about “Alternative Healing” and “Nature & Environment” for my wellness project. And now it’s April 4 (happy birthday to my dear sister-in-law Emily!).
I’ve been trying not to stress about the fact that I haven’t been writing here, but at the same time, I need to practice what I preach. When I coach people on blogging, I tell them they should blog at least once a week. My last post was January 27. (Well I feel sheepish…)
The thing is, I’ve been busy living. Not documenting the life I want to live. And it’s nice (and clearly makes time fly!).
But I promise, I am planning to come back to regular blogging soon. When I’ve figured out what non-essential activities I can remove from my life.
But here’s a little glimpse into what I’m working on:
- Working full time at Luther College, strategizing about all things web. It’s fun, stimulating, and meaningful, so I think I’ll stay for a while. :)
- Managing the Change of the Month program for the Decorah Schools Wellness Committee. This is one of those ongoing commitments that you can’t just stop in the middle. And I don’t want to stop. I love that we’re reaching 100+ families each month with thoughts on wellness.
- Building a website to showcase all the holistic health practitioners and wellness events in Decorah, IA. I’m really excited about this project and feel like this is just the beginning of greater things to come as it relates to wellness and holistic health in Decorah. (So I have been doing things related to alternative healing…)
- Singing with the Luther College Gospel Choir.
- Building a brand new website for my church. (Last website ever – cross my heart and hope to die!)
- Teaching Swedish to four adorable retirees.
- And of course working on my health coach certification!
I’m slowly but surely trimming down the list above and saying no – a lot. Because I want to get back to writing. Heck, I have a book to write!
When I was on vacation in sunny Florida last week, I wrote pages upon pages in my journal. Much of it was related to figuring out how I could find time to write more and really have time to slow down and be present in the moment. Here’s an excerpt:
I dream about a life without computers. Where every day involves meandering walks and bicycle rides. Where nobody is demanding something of you through email or Facebook. Calm evenings at home to cook healthy food, read, write, and play music. And maybe go for an evening walk.
So how does one balance the calm, anonymous life with the drive within to please, do good, and make a mark on this world?
I’ll let you know when I figure it out!