Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rejuvenation...in several ways

My blog has been suffering from lack of attention and inspiration which I directly attribute to my general life at the moment.  I'm been just too busy to inject the necessary enthusiasm into my creativity and writing.  But today, I used the fact that I'm a blogger in a sample bio (hugely inflating my readership and hit rate) to demonstrate to some others in my company how I want them write personal bios for a future assignment.  The result?  A request for my blog address. 

My gut reaction was, "Ack! No!...Do not mix business and this little blog o' mine"...but I thought about my honest entries in this blog, designed for amusement, shared frustrations, a little common housekeeping, and thought, why the hell not?  I extracted a promise that it not be forwarded, and sent off my little URL. Then I read some of my recent entries and really thought, there is no need to fear about reaction to THIS blog, it's so boring she'll be asleep in about 2 minutes.

My older entries were a little more thought provoking, or entertaining, I think.  I spent a little more time thinking about them - maybe even obsessing a little? - and then at some point I just started whipping off quick entries, or even just ignoring the blog for weeks at a time.

I've been going at breakneck speed for a while, in a pretty singular mode - WORK WORK WORK - and it's really gotten boring.  My pleasure reading has slowed, my ability to keep up with current events is non-existent, and unless you want to talk about corporate strategy meetings, global water newsletters, international meeting planning, or group team building, I got nothing.

This 3-day weekend, I unplugged from work and it was a nice break.  I feel some rejuvenation of spirit.  Especially due to the beautiful weather we have been experiencing, and the lovely long hours of daylight.  Even driving to work in post-holiday weekend traffic was ok this morning...I had the sunroof open, the radio turned up, and I actually left in plenty of time to sit in traffic without missing my first call of the day.

So, I'm going to try and plug some of that positive energy into creativity here on the blog and at home...and try (yet again) to measure out my work a little.  Work will continue to be a dominating presence, but a little balance will go a long way.  Coming first:  Self rejuvenation (in process). Coming next: blog rejuvenation (stay tuned).


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It will be nice to hear how life is going for you--I can see how work could take everything over, but I do think we need to fight that.

Mama Lou said...

I have always wanted you to find the balance and I truly hope it will happen.
aS Jenn said work, can take over everything.
I just saw on the news as to how many working people in the US do not take their vacation time because they think it will put too much of a load at the ones working or what they have to face when they get back to work.
Just keep trying to limit your time at work

mkosboth said...

I made it a 5 day weekend, taking Friday and Tuesday off too. It was delicious. I needed the two days bookending the weekend without my son around. He went to school, I stayed home and did stuff. Not working stuff. Glad to hear from you again.

Kate Hanley said...

So glad you are back. I find this blog very thought-provoking and rather funny, good for you for advertising it! Here's hoping you find that balance.