So it's time for a reboot. Time to get back into my blog, connect on social media, and start sharing what I have learned and sharing the experiences I have daily. I have sat down to write almost 20 blog posts in the past 3 months and I have been unable to complete any of them. I lose focus, or motivation or I just lack the confidence that they will be any good. So tonight I am just cranking out this one post to break the ice and then I'm sitting back down to get going on an article I agreed to do 3 weeks ago, but haven't started.
I am also rebooting a couple of other goals I have set for myself, but have let fall by the wayside. The diet is back on, and the exercise is back on. I am fed up with my lack of motivation on these two parts of my life and it is time to get serious. I am way too knowledgeable about both things and it is time to face my lack of intestinal fortitude and give myself the kick in the pants I need. I have a herniated disc in my back and a knee that reminds me I should have quit football after high school. But both of those things will just get worse by laying on a couch or sitting at a desk, so it's time to "get real" with myself and get started with living like I should.
No, I won't go crazy with exuberance and quit all sugars, or take off on a 5 mile run tomorrow (like I could even run 1 mile), but it is time to get started and to make a plan I can begin, continue and ultimately reach some serious goals with. I won't be sitting down at the computer each night to start working on a new book, but it is time to set aside time to write and reflect again, and not just stay in the office to get paperwork done, just to come home and plop down on the coach with the TV on and a phone in my hand (really a phone, not a beer like in the picture).
So, I have to thank Connected Educator month again. In the past it has helped me to connect to some amazing people. People that have taught me a great deal, and people that have become lifelong friends. People that taught me to value myself more and friends that convinced me I can do anything I set my mind to if I just give it my best effort. This year, it reminded me that I am a mentor and role model, and somehow I had forgotten those duties. No more!
Whew! Okay.....deep breath......let it out slow.......