Hi everyone! Happy Sunday to you all!
I did a fair bit of travel over the past two weeks. First, I went out of town for my mother-in-law's burial. Then I was on vacation in PA last week.
I wanted to focus on family during this time, so I did NOT blog daily. Instead, I worked my tail off to write all but one of the blog posts in advance for the duration of my travel. The only entry I left an opening for was on Sunday, July 9 in which I wrote about laying my mother-in-law to rest. All the others were written in advance. I had a lot of content floating around in my head, so it came together much easier than I expected.
Writing most of the posts in advance was such a blessing. Not only did it afford me the opportunity to focus on family, which was my intent, but it also gave me a needed break from my daily posts. As many of you know, I considered stopping this blog a few months back. While I do love writing and the accountability the blog provides for my consciousness practice, it was wonderful to break away from the daily relationship with a computer.
Lacking accountability of the blog, I was curious to know whether I'd still be as conscious about my thoughts, behaviors, feelings and actions. Would I still (more often than not) pause and give thought to things that triggered me? Would I still (more often than not) be self-reflective about how I show up? Would I still (more often than not) evaluate my beliefs and values to determine how they drive my decisions. I can honestly say that the absence of the blog didn't hinder that self-reflection one bit. That was a huge revelation.
Although this blog is just a 365-day project, I don't want my self-reflection and conscious efforts to cease upon the arrival of 2018. The changes that have occurred in my life since heightening my awareness have been remarkable, life changing in fact. My life couldn't be better and I refuse to return to my "old" way of life.
My "blog break" gave me a view of my future without this blog come Jan 1. I'll still be conscious and won't need to blog everyday; although, I'm sure I'll incorporate the principles and thoughts into my life coaching blog. For now, I'm grateful this project's not yet complete and welcome the challenge of blogging daily.
Be open to what comes.