Attack of the gnome

Six months ago I started to write a blog.  The blog was some extra motivation to make good changes and stick to them so I would have something to write.  Changes were made, and are ongoing, and that is good.  Looking back at my list of posts, I can see that in February that annoying little overachieving gnome started to poke holes in my happy plan.  In March, he took over.  I’m pretty sure that life has been on the downhill of a roller-coaster since then.  Not downhill as in negative, but definitely downhill as in super-speed.  I know it feels like this has been going on for a while, but when I see that I’ve written two posts in the last three months, it makes it even more clear.  What have I been doing?  I’m not quite sure, it’s hard to pick out the shapes in the blur.  There has been plenty of fun mixed in with the work.  There has been cooking, reading, exercise, gardening, picture taking, time with family and time with friends.  But that gnome has been sprinting laps around my brain for three months, reminding me of all the to-do’s that are sitting and waiting for me, and I think it’s about time to make it stop.  The to-do’s will never go away, and that’s ok.  But that gnome, I think it’s time to send him on a long vacation, and while he’s gone try to figure out how to send him on a swim with the fishes.

So, today is a new day.  Thanks to a long vacation with family, I’m rested.  Thanks to a quiet morning with my son, and a leisurely walk with the dog, I’m relaxed.  Thanks to this post, I’m ready to get back to doing awesome things and blogging about them.  Stay tuned.


3 thoughts on “Attack of the gnome

  1. Sounds like you have been doing some awesome things, you just haven't had time to ponder them. Here's to doing AND pondering. Mmmm…. pondering…..


  2. You raise a very good point. I've come to realize that when I'm so busy I don't have time to ponder, it's almost as if it doesn't happen. Not literally, of course, but when it all runs together it's not as enjoyable. I must ponder this revelation….


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