The title of this blog post may be a bit misleading! I actually have accomplished some things, but in terms of the big picture nothing has been done at all. Needless to say I have a lot of work in front of me on all fronts.
I must admit however that I did lower my expectations a bit for the month of September. For most of the month it was mission get myself back into shape. I’m getting there quickly through a very intense program that I have designed myself. So building in extra time to accomplish this took time away from almost everything else.
The change in schedule for my personal life is causing a serious adjustment in my sleeping and eating times as well. I’m in bed later each night, so that means I am up later in the morning which means I’m losing hours of daylight that I need to work on some things. It’s a bit of a shame because I have honestly thrown away the best two weeks of the year weather wise while my body adjusts to the change.
Since I wasn’t able to apply myself physically I shifted gears slightly although to probably the wrong project. I had a few ideas based on some conversations I was having and I ran with them while they were fresh in my head. I’m still on the works on those for now. Testing the waters and compiling some data to see if taking the plunge was worth it. So far it looks good and I may pull the plug elsewhere once I’ve had enough time to test things thoroughly. I followed my heart instead of my head a bit on this one, thinking it through as I go. It has helped me to adapt and see a few holes in my process. Holes which can either be repaired or eliminated in the future to help streamline some things.
Perhaps it is the redundancy of this whole process that makes it feel as though I have gone nowhere when in fact I have taken some strides. Still I took time away from other projects that I am working on with other people to pursue my own goals. In a way it feels kind of selfish. Generally I don’t put myself first like this. That simply is not who I am.
Don’t get my wrong I do fit somewhere into my own big picture yet I believe that in order to truly accomplish what you want in life you have to help others get to where they want to be. I simply have not worked for the greater good of anyone but myself recently so that must be why I feel the way I do.
In any event I am not down on myself about it. Tomorrow is a new day after all and comes with new opportunities!