October 27, 2009

Giving Myself a Break!

I haven't posted in quite some time. I've been really busy at work, for starters. Also, I've given myself a permission slip to handle a few things at home like, I don't know, cook dinner, play outside with the kids, get back on my work out routine, fall asleep before midnight. Midnight is when I'm usually checking out my favorite blogs and writing some posts. But since I've been making a conscious effort to be asleep before midnight, actually, by 11pm, there's no time for blogging.

I'm not too worried about losing my writing momentum, though. Because in my head, I've come up with some really great posts. These posts are funny, witty, smart, thought provoking. Exemplifies all that a great blogger has to offer. They have the ability to finally land me a spot on Oprah.

Unfortunately, as quickly as I've come up with these so funny they will bring tears to your eyes posts, they have vanished. Whoosh! Just like that. My mommy brain saw them for what they were - things that could potentially take my attention away from my kids. And my working girl attitude knows that bills before blogs is the best approach. So until I'm able to recoup all of these great ideas, I have nothing really great to report other than I'm pretty well rested these days.

I haven't read Permission Slips by Sherri yet, but I like the title and what it has to offer; it's what I'm going with these days. It's okay to give myself a little break, or a permission slip to be less than perfect and have at least six hours worth of sleep. Especially after planning a conference that turned out to be a fab-u-lous.

So here's my permission slip: "It's okay to take a few weeks off from blogging and enjoy six hours of sleep, or more."

Give yourself a break to be less than perfect! What's your permission slip say?


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5 comments:

pam said...

I didn't know Sherri had a book but I Tvo her new show. Love it! so will go search Amazon now.

Execumama said...

Um, yes! You should have a few permission slips, b/c I heard the conference was AWESOME! I'll be in MIA next year :) Okay, my permission slip would read: Akilah S. Richards is granted the right to finish her novel daily between today's date and December 31, 2009. *Deep sigh!*

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

This is great and absolutely essential to your well-being. I took time off too, traveling was taking a toll on me. We all need to unplug sometimes.

La'Tonya Richardson said...

I'm loving the title of this book as well. I keep saying I'm going to pick it up real soon. I know, I won't get around to reading it this year.

My permission slip would say... It's okay to put off till tomorrow, the things you know, won't get done today!

Justice Fergie said...

I started and finished her book in 2 days. I loved it. Very honest and poignant, but light and funny at the same time.

I give myself permission to...be myself. I'm getting old after all!

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