Summer break is here and June is in progress. Time just keeps ticking away and here we are almost halfway through the year. For me, I’m taking this time to do a little bit of an internal assessment. How am I doing? How am I REALLY doing? Last year, I read the book Checking In by Michelle Williams. I wrote a review on it last year but the gist is that Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child fame) was dealing with anxiety and depression and to help her cope, she began making a habit of asking herself how she was REALLY doing among other things. It’s a great read (or listen if you’re into audiobooks). I’ve actually listened to it twice.
Since it’s a new season and the last several months have felt like a whirlwind, I thought it would be a good time to check-in. To be honest, I am just okay. I’m not terrible but I’ve definitely been better. The last month or so has been a rollercoaster of changes and celebrations. I think all the going, going, going of the last few months caught up with me and it’s time to recharge and reevaluate.
One thing that has been bothering me is my lack of consistency. As much as I’ve tried to be intentional with blogging and writing, which are my passions, life keeps getting in the way. Things that are important – like my family, friends, and social engagements – leave me depleted, and then I don’t have the desire or energy to write. Not that those things aren’t worthy causes but what I want to accomplish won’t get done if I don’t do it.
That being said, moving forward I want to be more intentional and persistent about things that I really enjoy. Like blogging for instance. These blogs will not write themselves and to grow, I have to push past my comfort zone and move forward. When it comes to blogging, what helps me is to set aside time to write. Pre-pandemic, I was actually on a schedule to blog but I kind of just let that go.
I’m also trying to get back to doing things for myself and taking time for myself. Going on walks, working out more consistently, and drinking more water. I just need to be more intentional about setting aside the time and not putting it off. Most of the time, the best time to start is whenever you can. Preferably now.
I’d love to hear if any of you have dealt with something similar with any goals or passions that you want to put more time into achieving. What has helped you? Tell me below!