Well, I’m back, and a little more than slightly embarrassed to admit its been nearly three weeks since I published my last blog post. I began this writing endeavor with a commitment to post new content each week. Though certainly not a prolific literary goal, it was something I felt I could consistently be faithful to accomplish. Apparently not! Once again, I failed to consider that we do not live in a vacuum. (although I must admit the last few weeks have sucked like a new Kirby!) The very limited time I have at home each week recently became consumed with the grief of a huge loss, the frustration of a big change at work, and a home improvement project that (as usual) was way more involved than anticipated.
Whether or not these disruptions were reasonable excuses or excusable reasons is neither here nor there. The fact remains that I am disappointed in my failure to keep my commitment. I’ve realized that sitting down at this computer, hunting and pecking my way through my thoughts and experiences, and then flinging them out into cyberspace for all to see, has become very important to me. In fact, I suspect I may benefit far more as the writer than you do as the reader!
I do, however, need to acknowledge that there are at least a few of you who faithfully read these offerings each week, and some who actually find them helpful. I know there are a few blogs I read and podcasts I listen to each week as part of my own personal growth and developement. I’ve come to look forward to them, and have felt a little “let down” on the rare occasion when a new post wasn’t there. So for those of you who have been following my weekly ramblings, I want to extend a sincere apology for falling off the wagon the last couple of weeks.
We live in a crazy, busy world, and are constantly bombarded with people, companies, and products competing for our attention. I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for those of you who take the time to read anything I might have to say. I never want to take that for granted.
In one of my favorite books, “The Traveler’s Gift” by Andy Andrews, the main character is presented with seven decisions that will change his life and eventually change the world. The seventh and final principle he is given states, “I will persist without exception.” In the past, I have been guilty of starting a lot of new things, but rarely following through. If for no other reason than to change my own modus operandi, I am re-affirming my pledge to you (and myself) to continue sharing insights that will hopefully add value, hope, and direction to your life. I will persist!
Thanks again for hanging out here with me for a few minutes! See you next week…without exception!