Hello and welcome back!
Resuming my past blogging habits has been difficult. More precisely, I have failed horribly at it so far and I am very frustrated! Yes, even I...Mrs. LIVE your fibroLIFE herself...get frustrated. In fact, I could go off on a huge rant just listing my frustrations, but that is not my goal today. Instead, I wanted to share with you why this blog's launching is going so poorly, how I feel about it...FRUSTRATED...and, more importantly, how I am facing, coping, and working through...and past...this particular set of fibroLIFE frustrations.
I could honestly simply say I have not felt well, thus I have not been writing...it would be true. My pain has been up. I am very fatigued, having to nap three or four hours a day. My head hurts. It is difficult to think...to focus... and when I can, I have other responsibilities I must place before blogging.
Realistically, this list is certainly long enough to justify my lack of progress. In fact, if one of you were telling me this about your own life, I would tell you to give yourself a break...cut yourself some honestly well-deserved slack...after all, you have FMS! I would assure you that you should not be frustrated with yourself...that doing so would be a waste of your "good" energy...and I would be advising you correctly!
So why then am I frustrated with myself if I believe my above statements are so correct?
I am frustrated because, while writing well has been beyond my grasp most of the time of late, there are plenty of other things I have been capable of doing to develop my new site and blog BUT I have NOT been doing them!
I could have been...and should have been...approaching guest bloggers, jotting down all of the many blogging ideas I have had, ordering my new business cards, etc. Now, granted, I would have had to do these things as my health actually allowed and within the structure of my priorities. I certainly could not have just sat down and accomplished these things bam, bam, bam, but I could have been doing some of these things, a little at a time, some of the time! I went against one of my own CORE beliefs:
"Start where you are....
Use what you have...
Do what you can."
I am sorry for having failed all of you, angry for having failed myself, and frustrated that I was so "lost in the fog", pun intended, that I failed to recognize, acknowledge and correct the situation sooner!
So, what do I do now?
I do NOT compound the situation by lingering in my frustrations!
I do NOT kick myself and decide that I must not be "able" to do this after all!
I do NOT hide or withdraw from embarrassment or shame!
I pick myself up, dust myself off, get back on track, and LIVE my fibroLIFE to the fullest, which for me means helping others who have the same struggles and frustrations!
I start where I am...use what I have...and do what I can!
Whatever it is that has frustrated you...interfered with you LIVING YOUR fibroLIFE...and no matter how long it has done so...you can do the same! If I can do it, anyone can!
I believe in YOU!
Blessings as you LIVE YOUR fibroLIFE!