Sometimes you just need to take a break. Now that we’re in Lent, there are those who are “fasting” from social media or the Internet.
Not me. It would be kind of hard for me to do that because it’s a big part of the work that I do for clients. And I’ve taken breaks from the blog here in the past, but mostly out of the busy-ness of life. But I hate when I can’t blog. In fact, blogging is fun for me. I enjoy the writing, the research, the sharing of information and knowledge.
All that to say, that change is in the air. Well, for a little bit at least.
The fact is, we have to adapt to change, and sometimes some things need to be set aside in our business lives when more important things happen. This week is a crazy week for me.
I have my normal load of client work to do; that is not negotiable. Though I have cut back on meetings. Additionally, I have my normal teaching load which has me out three nights this week. And then, well, there are a few other things. Right now we are living out of boxes as we prepare to move, hopefully by the end of the week. Not a big move; just a few miles to another part of the city of Lancaster. But no matter how far you move, you still have to pack everything up and then unpack it on the other end.
On top of all that, my youngest son is getting his wisdom teeth out on Thursday, so he’ll be all loopy as we are making this transition. And family always comes first.
With all that said and done, the point is that I will be adapting to the change and disruptions in my life and business this week. Part of that might be that I might not have any posts for the next few days. It all depends on how my schedule works out and how things pan out.
And while I hate this, it’s not the end of the world. It’s something we all have to do. Sometimes we have to change our direction, focus, or plans because of circumstances, either planned or unplanned. If only these things could happen in the blink of an eye without any disruption in our routine. But so far, no one has invented a way to get a houseful of stuff from one place to another in an instant. I hate letting my blog go for even a few days, but it’s no big deal. I’ll live and you’ll certainly live.
So if you come back here and find a post, that’s great. If not, you’ll know that I’m busy shuttling boxes back and forth, or nursing my soon to be sore muscles. I’m not getting any younger, ya know?
When it’s all said and done, I’ll have a new home, a new porch (!!), new neighbors, and a new perspective. Change happens to all of us. Personal change, professional change, business change. We go through them all, and they all shape us into who we are. On the one hand, I hate change, because of the disruption and the work it often takes to make the change happen. But in the end, I embrace it. In many cases there isn’t much we can do about it, so it doesn’t help to moan and whine.
So over the next several days, I may or may not be here. I may choose to rerun an oldie but goodie post or two. And on Friday, I’ll still try to come up with something for the Friday blogging experiment. Speaking of which, do you have any ideas for what you’d like to see me do there? I’m open to suggestions.
- Giving up Facebook for Lent? Three Reasons to Rethink Ditching Social Media (marijeanjaggers.com)
- 7 Ways to Involve Staff in Your Nonprofit’s Social Media (social.razoo.com)
- Five ways to be a more confident blogger (businessesgrow.com)
- Five Things I Love and Five Things You Love (inklingmedia.net)
- Why I Don’t Call Out Bad Companies by Name on This Blog (customersthatstick.com)