Monday Motivation

by - June 21, 2021

I write a lot. Here on the blog, stuff for the magazine, journaling, and other more casual things, but this weekly check-in and my monthly publisher's note for the magazine are always the most difficult to put into words. I always struggle to find the right balance of realness, especially during those periods when life isn't all sunshine and rainbows.

In all honesty, things aren't all that bad, but sunshine and rainbows it is not. I'm struggling, mostly with one specific aspect of work, and even though everywhere is back open and things are returning to normal, I feel like my life is kind of stalled. Or maybe stuck in limbo. I don't know. I feel like I'm waiting for something to happen, but I don't know what it is so I can't work toward it. Which leaves me feeling frustrated with no clear reason why.

This was not supposed to be a deep and serious post, but that's what's been on my mind for several days now, and it didn't feel like a journal entry, nor was it appropriate for my next publisher's note. It felt like something meant to share on a broader platform.

Let's get back on track, yeah? Last week felt like I was swimming in molasses. I was making all the right moves but not really getting anywhere. I don't know if all my contacts have taken the vacations they didn't get last year or if they are too busy to respond, but I think I got one response in all of last week. One. And I'm kind of at a loss about my next steps from there.

A tropical storm moved through over the weekend, so we spent a majority of the time indoors. On Saturday, we didn't even change out of our pjs. Father's Day was a non-event for us since Chris had to work. The most exciting thing about our weekend was the 4:00 a.m. tornado warning that scared us awake Sunday morning. It was close to us but we didn't see any damage.

We've got a few things planned for Alexis this week - a fancy tea party on Wednesday and an interactive, educational animal event on Friday. We'll fit a library trip in there somewhere, too. I don't have a solid plan for work yet; at this point I'm just kinda making it up as I go along and crossing my fingers for results.

Speaking of work, I should probably get started for the day. Hey, thanks for sticking with me through this long, rambling post. I hope you all have a great week!

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