It kind of goes without saying that a big part in life is learning to manage a crisis. Or two. Or even three, which is the case in my life right now.
In previous posts I made a point that sometimes we have to make time to do what we want to do; in my case, I have a history of neglecting my blog, something no writer in this day and age should do. It seems hypocritical that I can't take my own advice to make time to update my blog now.
But some things are just more important than blogging. Family is one of those things. Work is, as well. I can’t pretend that my blog will be updated on a regular basis at any time in the near future. The simple truth is that right now, work and my family are demanding my attention. I can't go into detail about why - personal family matters and even work matters don't belong on the Internet; I wouldn't scream about them in a public space, after all. But both do require my attention, and both are keeping me busy and often out of the house, and as a result, personal projects like my website and blog are being neglected.
My entire website, and not just my blog, definitely needs some TLC. But for now, they'll have to wait. I am a firm believer that in times of crisis, things like personal health and caring for your family should always be a priority. And currently, blogging is simply an extra source of stress, rather than a source of joy, something it always used to be for me.
So, instead of worrying about updating on any sort of schedule, I have chosen to focus on handling the problems in my and my family’s life right now – something I know every one of us has to do at one point or another. It’s certainly nothing new, dealing with a crisis or two. But as I get older, it seems like the crises get worse and worse, and handling them is growing harder and harder.
I’m sure this is something anyone reading this can relate to – and if you’re anything like me, you probably also wondered what in the world the best way to approach these problems can do. Well, a quick Google search brought up this article - and while I’m sure there are lots of other tips, for me, this was the best place to start. I highly recommend reading it, as it offers tips with both scientific evidence and faith-based ideals in mind – in other words, it has something for everyone.
I hope by sharing that article, maybe one reader will find a little peace with their situation. It’s not easy – believe me – but when dealing with things in life, it’s necessary.
Until next time, take care.