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2013 Lupus Resolution: Purposeful Pacing

Posted Dec 31 2012 8:00am
Wow. It's been awhile.

I think I do this every Christmas season. I decide to take a few days off from blogging due to the craziness of the season...and then I take a few more days...and then a few more days...and before I know it, the New Year is here, and I've had myself an unannounced blogger's vacation. Oops!

Thanks to all of you for your check-in emails to make sure that I'm still here. I AM here, and doing well - probably because I chose to take time off from blogging, rather than squeezing every last bit of time and energy I had, trying to fit in a post every few days! I don't think "overwhelmed" is the right word to describe the past few weeks, and "swamped" and "inundated" are a little strong.  But just like everyone else, I was definitely "busy"...with the girls, with Christmas, with the Pillbags, and with my book...so I just had to pick and choose what I could fit in, and still keep my health on track. Thus, blogging had to take a back seat.

I should probably pat myself on the back - since I actually made a wise decision to pare down and not overload myself. I hope you can say the same! Even if that wasn't the case for this holiday season, let's make 2013 the year to allow ourselves, without a stitch of guilt, to take things nice and slow. You can imagine how anxious I am to grow the Pillbag business, expand the reaches of my book, all the while making sure my renovation stays on course, the girls get the love and attention they deserve, and my lupus stays in check. But I'm not going to be able to achieve those first few goals, without making sure that last one is at the forefront of my mind. Pacing myself is the hardest thing I do every day...but it's the thing that makes my life the easiest.

So here's to pacing ourselves for the coming year. I'll be sure to fill you in every step of the way, telling you about my choices (wise or other!),  and I'll look forward to hearing from about your purposeful pacing endeavors. I hope they're good ones!


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