So I’ve been a terrible Finding Tiffanys blogger. It’s not even an issue of having time since I believe you can always make time for something.. but.. I’ve had the absolute worst writers block. I’ve gone so far as to sit down with a glass of wine and my laptop, opened the WordPress dashboard and had no thoughts to get out there. And I mean, it was good wine too.
I feel like I’ve been overly focused on being there (there being an ominous time in the future) and not enough focus on the getting there. Which, coincidentally, is basically the reason that Sarah and I started the blog. We found ourselves saying too often “when we get that job” or “when we move to that city.” And I have fallen back into that trap. There was a recent opportunity for a big change in my life, but it didn’t work out. And things for now will stay as they are, which at first was overly upsetting to me and resulted in a night of indulging in a big bowl of pasta and movies. It took a nice long run the next morning for me to re-realize that although that opportunity would have been great, my life right now is also great. I have a fulfilling job, an apartment in a beautiful area, a behaved and cuddly dog, a great roommate, a loving family, good friends, a supportive boyfriend and plenty of time to enjoy all of it. So much of my thoughts have been rushing to get somewhere. But no more. NO more. I’m ready to re-focus on what I have now. Because the now is so great, and it’d be a shame to miss it. I read this quote on Facebook and it’s now the image on my locked iphone screen until I start acting on it:
I want to remember that no one is going to make my dreams come true for me.. it is my job to get up every day and work toward the things that are deepest in my heart.. and to enjoy every step of the journey rather than wishing I was already where I want to end up.
How true is that? There are a couple ways I intend to enjoy the steps in August.
One second every day. Before I jetted off to Europa, I had decided to record one second of every day to remember each and every day. But then after Europe, and the sound on my videos stopped working, I started forgetting. When you go from taking a second video of a 180 view of the Colosseum to recording your walk to yoga class.. you kinda lose the urge. So for the month of August I plan on recording one second of everyday once again. They say it takes 30 days to establish a habit. I’ll set out to test it.
Cooking! Ya’ll, I cooked! That’s I’m going to tell for now (wait for Sunday) but get excited. I made a deeeelicious meal. Or maybe there was too much Prosecco involved.
Trade Articles. I’ve been slacking on reading up on my industry and I’ve been feeling less than inspired as of late. With the 100+ unread trade newsletters begging to be read, I’d like to start setting at least 30 minutes aside each day to read upon the things that I love.
Blogging. I love writing. I love to write on Finding Tiffanys and really giving time to reflect. It’s ridiculous that I’ve been so bad at taking the time to do it. If I can’t think of anything to write about, then I need to be seeking things to inspire me to blog. That’s the point, right?
Anyhoo, I hope you all survive this brutal August heat we are about to endure. I’ll be hiding out by the pool making sure I get my summer tan on before the summer ends.