You may have noticed it’s been a while since my last post. As it turns out, striking a balance between work, life and the things in between is a challenging feat, regardless if you’re a young pro or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. But this is nothing we don’t already know. We all have our own time-sucks (lovingly referred to as, of course) that take priority over our various side-projects: family, friends, work, volunteering, etc.
For instance while I was NOT blogging, I experienced my first Christmastime in NYC, celebrated both Christian and Jewish holidays with loved ones (another first), visited the marvelous Midwest, attempted to party until midnight for my first NYC NYE (from which I learned laid-back may be the way to go next year), dedicated my body and soul to drafting and perfecting several end-of-year reports, took on new projects, new clients and more.
Could I have blogged from my iPhone while out and about? Sure. Could I have spread myself even more thin by blogging at lunch rather than taking a breather from work? Of course. But I didn’t. And you know what? I don’t regret it. However, that’s not to say I didn’t think about blogging, jot down post ideas or whine five times a week about not having a chance to make my blog a priority. But blogging on a personal-basis is a hobby and is meant to be enjoyed, not forced. I think that’s something we all need to keep in mind.
The point is, no matter how integrated we become with the digital world, we will always have to first wake up in the real one. And when it comes to real life responsibilities, half-assing it is not allowed. Besides, what’s the point of living if you’re not living at all?
Now get up, turn off the computer and do something fun today.