Monday, 4 July 2016

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING BUT NOT EVERYTHING


A little while ago on this blog I started a series of posts where I interview people who I think are wonderful and who inspire me in one way or another. As I'm prone to do when I have a new idea, I threw myself into it wholeheartedly. I sent out a flurry of messages on Facebook /Instagram/ Twitter to people I admire immensely explaining the idea and providing them with the interview questions I had in mind. Lovely as the people I reached out to are, they got back to me pretty much straight away with their answers or a commitment to complete the answers when they were able. I was blown away and felt so grateful to them for their time and precious energy. I started writing up the posts and publishing them here on my blog. I absolutely loved showing off the people I admire and enjoyed the whole process of putting the posts together. Then (as you may have noticed), things got a bit quiet. It has now, shamefully, been three whole months since I posted my last interview and I still have (brilliant) answers that I'm dying to share sitting in my inboxes and drafts.

The truth is that I've been a bit over-ambitious. I've been very fortunate to see improvements in my health lately which has skewed my perception of what are realistic targets to set myself. I am beyond grateful to be able to use my body a bit more and as result have been trying to make the very most of it. This has meant though, that I've probably said 'yes' a few more times than I should have done. I've stretched myself personally, physically and professionally (as strange as it feels to refer to BearHugs as my professional life!). It's become pretty clear, that while I can cope with extending each of these areas in isolation, stretching myself all at once is not sensible or sustainable.

My blog has unfortunately become a casualty of this little learning curve and I feel so very guilty about the interviews I've not yet been able to share. Today, I've made getting this blog back on track number one priority. I've got a (far more realistic!) schedule planned out and it feels great to be taking back control.

Over the coming months, I'm looking forward to attempting to restore a bit of balance to my life. It's going to mean saying 'no' occasionally but that's ok.

Thank you so much to the lovely people who have answered my interview questions and bore (?) with me. The posts are on their way now and I cannot wait to share them. Once I'm all up to date there are a fair few other inspiring individuals that I would love to have featured too.

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  1. Glad to see you back, Faye! Without any expectations about when your next post will come - just happy to see you now. Hope that this "learning curve" won't affect you too much.
    Love and hugs to you!

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