Disappointment

Last Friday was supposed to be the relaunch of Invincible Summer..

I was holding off posting for days, waiting to post a pointer to my first post there.
Unfortunately, Life happened to the owner of the blog and the relaunch was pushed back, first a few days, then maybe next month, and now. . . I don’t know. She says:

I suppose I just wanted to write a note telling you that I’m still here, but I’m not sure where I’m going. And this blog is still here, but I don’t know where it’s going.

I completely understand where she’s at. I completely understand that she bit off more than she can handle right now.

I’m certainly guilty of the same thing, fairly often.

But I can’t hide my disappointment.

I was looking forward to working on more creative stuff. I do better when I have a deadline than when I’m working for myself.

Her following is larger than mine, and so is her mailing list. I was looking forward to greater exposure.

Now, I have a lot going on, too.

And I could be doing other stuff to promote my blog (I want to submit a guest post to Wild Sister, for example).

I’m about half-done writing up a workbook I want to put up here.

I haven’t even asked people here to look at the Inspired To Do Lists that I made or put a link in my sidebar.

On my To Do list for two weeks has been to create a page of the places I’ve signed up for affiliates and clean up my sidebar. That won’t really take me that long, but I’ve avoided it.

I haven’t listened to several of the more recent talks from the SSSBR. I also need to create a video and write up a piece about what I’ve gotten out of it, and I’ve been putting that off.

I’m putting it out here for accountability. Kick me in the ass. 🙂

Stalled & Starting Credential Program (To Do List)

I’ve been feeling stalled again.

I was trying to stop whining and start doing things, which is why I haven’t written. I want to concentrate on the progress being made, not on my failings.

Good things over the past week:

  • Did dishes 3 times. (Yes, I know, but this is really good progress for me.)
  • Cooked dinner 3 times. (Again, really good for me.)
  • Took C to the state fair. We had a great time!
  • Walked over 10,000 steps at the fair.
  • Went for a 1.8 mile walk tonight.

I am registered for the first class in my teaching credential program at National University starting Monday. I’m excited to finally be moving on with this stage, and nervous about screwing it up. I’m not great at getting paperwork done in a reasonable time, and this is key for this program.

I hope that the format of one online class every month, and the quick pace will prevent me from doing my usual nuttiness where I stop going to classes half-way, and then spend the last couple weeks of class trying desperately to catch up.

There’s a ton of stuff I have to do this weekend, before the class starts:

  • Work through an online pre-class orientation.
  • Fill out 3 forms that I have to turn in at orientation. 
  • Gather together a few MORE things for VA Voc Rehab guy.
  • Write my statement to get Voc Rehab guy to buy me a new computer.
  • Check out what I need to start the class Monday.
  • Write an email to my existing students’ parents explaining that I’m returning to school, and will be STRICTLY enforcing my cancellation policy, and that rates for new clients are going up.
  • Get the house a little cleaner.
  • Go for another walk tomorrow.
  • Look at some recipes to try.
  • Go grocery shopping.
  • Do a blog post for the friendship fitness blog.

Goodness, that’s a lot, but it’s mostly computer work, so I better get started.