for the Creatives

Juggling & blogging [& yes I’m back, I’m still alive I think]

Jugglers: It’s more fun to drop the ball, right? right???

Okay, fine, that’s wishful thinking because all I can do is drop the ball. Anyone else able to only juggle one ball tops? I’m lucky to toss a ball from one hand to the other instead of across the room. Hand-eye coordination is lost on me.

And that’s how I came to drop this ball – this blog – here.

Four years. I’ve stuck to my once a week blogpost (minus vacations) for four years. That was my main ball to juggle. Sure, I’d post on social media, I’d teach a class here and there, I’d work on my story…But this blog was the one thing I was focusing on keeping in the air.

Then a few months ago, I published a book. And I couldn’t keep two things in the air, so that became my thing. Figuring the publishing world out is no small chore, even for someone who’s been in the loop on the writing world for years on end.

Now that’s over, and my main goal for the new year is to find some semblance of balance again. Or someone somewhere recently said they look for “harmony” instead of “balance”. I like that idea. So here I am, reintroducing myself to this ball I’ve dropped, and I’m ready to give it a toss again. I have great things to post about publishing, creating, achieving goals, and so much more.

One important thing I’ve learned that helps me make things happen and achieve my goals: Figure out the one ball that I’m gonna keep in the air when others fall away. Figure out my main focus for right now, and I can always switch it later.

I’ve missed this blog a lot – I’ve missed you a lot – but I remind myself that it’s okay I went away for a time to focus on my new goal, my new creation. Now here I am, reintroducing myself to this ball I’ve dropped, and I’m ready to give it a toss again. I have great post ideas about publishing, creating, achieving goals, and so much more. I’m ready to juggle *this one* again.

The gist: Really, most people can’t juggle for long. Something is gonna crash, and that’s okay.

Now it’s your turn. Catch!

Musings

The Big News Just Keeps Coming!

I’m all sorts of busy with plans all over the place. New writing projects. OLD writing projects (gosh, I can’t forget those!) Spring cleaning (yikes.) Regular cleaning (double yikes.) Yes, I’m juggling, just like all of you. But I’m juggling exciting things. I’m suuuuper psyched about sharing with all of you.

 

Want a sneak peek? I updated my home page. Want a bigger sneak peak? I have an exclusive email list that will receive major news updates first…this is an occasional email when there is big news for you – new publications, resources, materials, or fun stuff. This email is not on a set schedule or regular basis, so don’t freak if you don’t receive updates for awhile…that’s when my projects are in the works 🙂 So what are you waiting for?…sign up!

 

Until then, the news will show up on my blog over the next couple weeks….stay tuned!

While you wait, do share! What are your best tips for time management when you have a billion things on your plate?

 

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