When I set a goal, I do everything in my power to meet it. That's why I have successfully completed NaBloPoMo every time I've set out to do it. But, it's no secret that I've been reeling from this election and I don't think anyone needs any more posts from me in which I write on that theme. I am emerging from my sadness and formulating plans for action but right now, I can't articulate much of anything that would be helpful. Someone recently told me that goals are important unless the pursuit of a goal costs you something you value. Right now, my goal to write 30 posts in 30 days means that that I am not giving myself time to deal with my feelings, that I am not taking time to be with the people in my life who make me laugh and feel loved, that I am not giving myself time to think about what comes next.
I was talking to my friend Melisa of Suburban Scrawl about this today because she is a diehard NaBloPoMo person like me. We both admitted that we were struggling and then we gave each other permission to step away. So, that's what I'm doing. I'm taking the weekend off and I'll be back on Monday and when I come back, I'll do so with something more to say.
Have a great weekend!
Photo Credit: Melisa Wells