Body, Mind

I’m sorry.

November 15
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I have to apologize. Last week I said that I would write every day this month, and I haven’t.

Life got away from me. It was a crazy week!

  • The election. Who wasn’t distracted by that? Who isn’t still distracted?? No matter what side you fall on, that threw some craziness into the news, social media and life.
  • One-year anniversary with my boyfriend! We’re pretty excited. We celebrated with a fancy dinner and a flight of beer. He even put on slacks and a dress shirt 😉
  • Big events at work. We have at least seven huge things over the course of two weeks in the middle of November. These are things that we spend all year thinking about. And they’re happening now. All of them.
  • Saying goodbye to my yoga instructor. She is a strong, inspiring, wonderful instructor, and she’s moving away. I’m sad to see her go and that I only got to practice with her for six months.

But really? I have no excuse. It just stopped being a priority. We make time for the things that are important to us.

I’m going to start again though. Grace.

The truth is that it’s always going to be something. Life will always get in the way of anything we’re working toward: reading, writing, running, practicing yoga, starting a business, painting a picture. Steven Pressfield calls the internal battle that results in those excuses “The Resistance.”

Its just life, and we have to find a way to work through the ups and downs. Both can be a distraction. We have to make the effort to stay focused and stick with our commitments.

So I’m back and I’m sorry.

What stops you from fulfilling the goals you set for yourself? Are you hard on yourself or do you give yourself grace? I’d love to hear from you. Let me know in the comments!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Reyna November 15 at 8:19 pm

    Don’t worry we all have those days! I couldn’t write the day after the election too! Sometimes we all need a break for mental health. Good luck with writing this week!

    • Reply margaret.foreman89@gmail.com November 15 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks! 🙂 It’s always nice to know I’m not the only one.

  • Reply Beth November 15 at 8:58 pm

    Good to see you are back at it! Grace.

  • Reply Suman Kher November 19 at 2:53 pm

    Daily writing is a challenge! And one of the reasons I took up the November challenge is to challenge myself to write everyday. There is always something happening and I keep postponing writing. I think it’s ok if we slip as long as we keep coming back. You have a great blog here! Keep writing!

    • Reply margaret.foreman89@gmail.com November 21 at 8:03 pm

      Thank you for the encouragement! 🙂

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