Whenever I start something, I have a pattern of going full throttle for a short period of time and then dropping it.
Last week I was so excited about a lot of things. I had a lot of plans for what I was going to do. I wrote outlines and lists with time tables and due dates. I was excited about the upcoming stuff for Invincible Summer. I started several things.
And then, I stopped.
I also stopped talking, responding to emails, getting out of the house. I started napping during the day, instead of writing and planning.
I caught myself withdrawing from almost everything (except, curiously, talking with M. Hmmm).
It’s ok to take a break from things at times.
But my personal pattern includes stretching that break out for days, weeks, months. . .
Luckily, I have a small mastermind group, and one of the ladies nudged me with, “When are we meeting again?”
So, I set up a meeting. I had ideas, but had not fleshed anything out yet, still not entirely sure what direction I was going to go in.
By the end of the teleconference call, I not only had an idea, but several questions to put in the product. By the end of the day, I’d hand-written an introduction and sketched out an outline, listed questions I want to use.
I felt great again.
And the next day, I stopped again.
This is like last year, when I only had a couple of small things to do to finish my teaching credential, and I kept putting it off, saying, “Oh, I can just do this tomorrow.”
And then I let it go too long and have to repeat something I should not have needed to repeat.
I just have to keep showing up and not let this break I took last for months.
I suppose my path will never be a straight line.
And that’s ok.