I left for vacation a week ago and thought I was going to be able to post. When I arrived, it was unfortunate, I could not get WiFi anywhere! I threw my hands up and decided to not worry about it. I had to find a way to just enjoy my vacation without any distractions. Easier said than done.
I’ve learned several things since starting this blog. It takes practice, persistence, and patience.
1. I am learning as I go. Being a perfectionist, I criticize my actions harsher than necessary. I am constantly reminding myself that this is a learning process. The longer I keep at it, the better I will become.
2. There will be times where I can’t put the amount of effort I want/need into my blog. My goal is to grow. I cannot expect to grow without persistence. But sometimes, it is hard to be steadily persistent. It was hard for me to relax on vacation when the fear of losing momentum was in the back of my mind.
3. Building readers, followers, and supporters takes patience. Looking closely sometimes can be discouraging. But I can’t let fear of failure or of the future prevent me from pursuing. I just need to step back every so often and look at the picture farther away.
I cannot express how excited I am to be back. Although, I am sure, to most of you, it was unnoticeable. But, it gave me time for reflection and reassured my reasons for picking up right where I left off — learning who I am. And, family time is just as important as reflection.