I just haven’t been able to keep up with everything this week. There come times when every so often you have to clean up, re-group, re-organize and just take some things off the to do list and let it go. That’s where I’m at. I’ve been very busy the last 2 days with my “real job”. It’s not very exciting or fun, but it’s what pays the bills. Since we are self employed, the work, and the worry, is all up to us.
I don’t know how the bloggers out there that actually do all their own website design on two websites, write all their own posts, pages, etc., like I do, can keep up with it all themselves if they also work a regular job. These days, having a website and social media for your business is not an option. The invention of all this technology has certainly not saved time. It’s a necessary thing, but it’s made for more work. Something has to give.
I spend my evenings working on my knitting, sewing and crafting. I try not to let anything interfere with that time because it’s my relaxation, fun and creative time. I also have two art shows coming up and I have to get my inventory built up.
I’m always asking myself, “how did I do this when I was younger with two busy boys”? Well, I didn’t knit and sew and I didn’t have a website, facebook, e-mail, or even a computer for that matter. I worked, took care of my house, my kids and my husband. That was it. That’s what I did. Now we have websites and social media, and constant news to clutter our heads. Plus, I’m 54 instead of 34. I hate to admit how that makes a difference. Does it make a difference because of having less energy (maybe) or because I just want to enjoy a calmer, quieter life now? More so the latter.
I’m very guilty of the internet taking over my life, partly out of necessity and partly out of addiction. How in the world did we get by without it before? And then there’s the too much information syndrome. I guess I have a very addictive personality, or obsessive compulsive disorder, call it what you will, but I have a hard time pulling myself away from the computer and the news. And it all DRIVES ME CRAZY! I know too much! I worry about the things I read and see all day long!
So this all leads me back to the beginning of my post. I am trying to relax more about some things and do what needs done first. I’m trying to not get so worked up about things I can’t control, such as the political and world situation. I’m trying to be OK with just doing what I can do and letting the rest go. It’s not easy. I feel anxious if I don’t get up a new post at least once a week on my blog. I feel guilty if I don’t get the house all clean on Mondays. I worry about the country and the future for my children and grandchildren. Then I think about what I just wrote and it’s all silly! Who cares, besides Google’s SEO if I don’t write something on my website? Who cares if the house isn’t spotless? And I care very much about the future, but there isn’t much I can do about it. I’ll do what I can, not worry about what I can’t change, and prioritize by most important first. At age 54, some things just aren’t worth it!
My Over 50 Beauty Tip for the Week: Don’t worry! It’s not good for your health and it’s not good for your complexion. It causes lines and wrinkles and your smile and happy glow disappear.
There, now I’m glad I had this little talk with myself. I feel much better and it’s time to knit and watch The Voice!