Every one gets overwhelmed at times. However, everyone is not able to bounce back quickly from that feeling. I currently find myself as a member of the latter group. I feel like I’m stuck in this cycle of playing catch-up. And no matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to get ahead. The saddest part of being a member of the completely overwhelmed club is that I don’t really hold fast to the time I designated for reflection & growth. This blog is a prime example. I haven’t blogged since I don’t even know when. I’ve just been so overwhelmed with work that I haven’t been able to do much else. Between work and personal issues this summer, I haven’t even written in my nightly journal since June 2018. That is atrocious in my book. In all fairness, my father-in-law died this summer & I’ve been dealing with the aftermath of that for a while. That coupled with the dawn of a new school year has left little time to deal with anything else.
At some point, I/we all have to be able to flag the attendant to slow down the ride so that we can get off. I’ve finally reached that point. Fortunately, I’m here before things start to fall apart. I’m the queen of spreading myself too thin. I’m also a self-proclaimed recovering workaholic. Today, September 10, 2018, I stand before you all to declare NO MORE. Today, I will take the necessary steps to make my personal & professional growth as important everything else that is on my plate. I will take my personal growth goals as seriously as I tell others to. I will prioritize my goals, and find connections to how they can help those around me achieve theirs.
Wondering what has prompted this change? Well, I’m 2 days into a new revolution around the sun. For those of you who don’t speak nerd, that translates into my birthday was 2 days ago. As a yearly practice, I have always spent 2 week reflecting and planning for the focus of the next year of my life. This year, I didn’t, and it’s really bothering me. So I’m back at it. The best part about failing is learning from the failure and using the lesson to plan for future success.
That’s what a real leader would do, right?