Well hello everyone! How are you on this fine Saturday EVENING! Yup, evening. My new logo is "One Sister's Journey - Keeping it Real". You'd think with this phrase, I'd be more diligent about setting good examples BUT instead I keep exhibiting REAL ones.
Here's the deal, I shared a goal to blog Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday each week, with a new podcast each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you are a regular follower here on the blog or listener to the podcast then you know this goal has not been reached since returning from the Montrose Writers Conference in July. I could give you a list of reasons (excuses) of why I've let you down and haven't kept on the schedule I hoped to yet I can sum it all up in one sentence.
I have enjoyed time with family & making memories!
So this is the reality, instead of sacrificing sleep or time with family, I chose to spend time making memories and "sharpening my saw".
I might be slipping when it comes to my writing, podcasting, and blogging goal yet the gift of time and memory making are priceless.
If you've listened to the podcast the past couple weeks I highlighted a few different things:
*Goal Check In - click here to listen
*A Year of Renewal Requires on to be...- click here to listen
*Take a Sabbath, not a Vacation - click here to listen
*Life Lessons You Need - click here to listen
*Remember Your Family as you are Being Selfish - click here to listen
Anyway, I took my own advice and Let it Go, as Elsa and Anna will sing. Instead of increasing my stress level in trying to squeeze everything in, I prioritized. School starts in a little over three weeks so there was, and are, school preparation commitments also.
It's' a busy and fun time of year and as much as I enjoy podcasting, blogging, and writing, I've learned to enjoy the gift of time with my family and friends first then work because tomorrow, or even five minutes from now are not guaranteed but if I'm called home tomorrow, I can close my eyes with no regrets because I've made choices to prioritize people and not lists. I pray you can do the same and do it without guilt.
This is the sad truth, we will almost always let someone down by the choices we make yet the only one you need to satisfy is yourself and God. As you look at your schedule, to-do-lists, goals, and dreams...take time to reflect and pray about what needs to be above the line. What is important if you aren't gifted tomorrow? Will your family and friends remember you as someone that put people first or things?
I feel bad for letting you down yet I'm thankful for not letting my daughter, husband, father, family, and friends down more...Life is about choices. As much as I enjoy writing and podcasting, I choose to make memories when God opens the door for these moments. Moments become the memories that hold us together later down the road. Memories are a loved one's legacy.
What legacy will you leave?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323