Wednesday, March 6, 2013

IWSG - It's On!

Last month I said I was going to be disappearing for a while to work on a new project.  Today I am here today to tell you it's in full swing.  I have spent the past month compiling background information from various sources and organizing it in a way that works for my crazy brain.  I have taken this week off from work and spent all my time so far diving in.  It's amazing how much I can do with such a big block of time alone.  I'm in the deep end and loving it!

To summarize the experience, 2 statements come to mind...

Starting is the hardest part
My biggest challenge has always been getting initial ideas to stop floating around on my brain and getting them down on a page.  It sounds easy enough but when I sit down to write, I always feel as if everything comes to be at once.  That leads to a massive overwhelming feeling and it ends there.  It has taken a while but enough of the initial work is on paper, and now it is so much easier to move forward.

Don't look back...always forward
Although this is a popular mantra, for me at this moment it's an important one.  The nature of this project is working into the future.  If I spend too much time making comparisons or referring to the past, I will lose focus on what and why it's important.  Focus is key!

Has anyone else struggled with getting started and moving forward?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

IWSG - New Project

I have really struggled with writing for the past few months.  I haven't been blogging, I haven't been writing, and I was starting to question even pursuing either any longer.

Then recently I had an idea that I hope is going to be a great new project.  It is in the planning stages and I hope to get started full force by the end of the month.  I'm excited and I feel like this is a project that I can be passionate about and totally immerse myself in.

The problem:  I can't tell you what it is!  It is going to be a long term investigation project and I just feel like in order to maintain the long term impact I am hoping it will have, I don't want to talk about it too much.

Hint:  The project will be more centered on issues that I post about on my Ocean Advocate blog, so you might want to follow there.  In general, I am posting more often there anyway.

The downfall:  I want to be completely immersed in this project so I probably still won't be blogging very often but I will still try to check in from time to time.  I have missed visiting you all but I haven't forgotten you.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Catching up or Starting over?

WOW!  It's been a while.  I was overcome at work in the month of December and trying to keep up with holiday festivities, so I dropped off the face of the earth for a while.  I am still struggling to keep up, but the other night my boyfriend said "When are you going to start blogging again?  I miss reading your posts."  Well I can't let him down, right?  So here I am, trying again.

I missed my first annual blogger-versary on December 19th and I also missed 2 months of IWSG.  Sorry Alex!  But the worst part of it all was that I missed you all.  How was your Christmas?  Did you get everything you wanted?  How was New Years?  Are you sticking to your resolutions?  Yes, I realize this is old news but I'd love to hear anyway.

I don't make resolutions because I always end up breaking them anyway, but this year I am committed to try every day not to stress out and to take time to notice and enjoy life around me more.  This sounds like a no-brainer, but it is difficult for me and takes a conscious effort every day.  

Another commitment this year I have made for myself is my 2nd Annual A-Z Blogging challenge.  Will you be participating?  Last year I completed the challenge only a few months after I started blogging.  It was an awesome experience!  This year, I am going to participate on my Ocean Advocate blog.  If you haven't checked it out yet, why not get a head start and check it out today? 

Ocean Advocate is very important to me and it is my main priority as we start 2013.  I will continue to use this blog for what it was intended for...Random Interruptions.

To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click the badge on my sidebar.

A to Z Challenge [2013]