Well it has been several months now that I started the blog. A few people asked recently how it was all going, so I thought I would take time to reflect. In short, I am loving it. The information I have been writing about is very meaningful to me, so it is therapeutic to share my thoughts with the world.
A man named Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi talks about a similar concept around what he calls being in state of “flow.” It is when we are doing something challenging that isn’t too hard but isn’t too easy. It makes us really happy, and it can feel like time stands still. So when I am writing I feel like I am in this state of flow. I am so present in the work and feel refreshed after I take time to write. It is a great feeling and the other day a friend said, “what did you do this morning…you sure are in a great mood.” I told her I had been working on the blog!
It certainly hasn’t all been perfect, and I have definitely learned the hard way about trying different blog design options. One Sunday I deleted my entire template and had to spend days getting things back up. Luckily it was early on and I learned a lot in the process. Another reminder for me to keep things simple!
I also missed my post last week and sometimes Brooks thinks I am pretty boring with all this “staring at the computer screen.” What could be more important than frisbee? Ha.
Below are a few other fun developments I thought I would share:
-I was on a second show for A Healthier Charlotte talking about how money impacts our happiness. I will post it sometime in the next few weeks.
-I helped co-host a Twitter party for the launch of a website called Gym Pact. It is an amazing company that incentivizes people to get to the gym. Check out their site!
So I just wanted to thank all of you for keeping me committed to my writing. It means the world to me to share this journey with others, and I am so grateful for the support from so many friends and family.
And don’t forget to keep me honest if you don’t see me posting once a week or sharing authentically with my writing. I enjoy getting comments and feedback. And since I try to leave you with a challenge sometimes, what kind of work puts you in a state of flow and how could you do more of it? Have a great week!