It’s been a while since I’ve sat and penciled in a blog post or mailed out to followers. I felt it was time to explain myself, though I don’t really think you need an explanation if you have been marketing online for any length of time.
Our days have a way of escaping us, without much resistance. When you are a product creator, the process tends to interfere with our timetable, but there are other reasons this happens, too.
Three weeks ago, my mentor told me it was time to settle down and get my product creation in order. She wanted me to decide on a product and get it finished. Unsure of which one to choose, I offered a survey in several places on Facebook.
I asked you and many others what I should focus on. It didn’t take long to get an answer! Thanks to your input, I knew the podcasting product was first on the agenda. I set out to buckle down to let the writing and video recording commence.
During this same time, I was working on my relationship with my daughter. It had been almost 10 years since we had spoken to each other and I wasn’t very happy with the situation.
Nothing is right with the world when we are in disagreement with our loves ones. Even though I kept telling myself that it did not matter – I knew better. Distance is something that eats away at your soul.
The mending started in November of 2013 but didn’t come full circle until January of 2014. We are still working on it, but it takes time.
With that said, this mending process is also casting a shadow on my production schedule. It is a game of tug of war, sometimes. Do I stop for a day and give her attention or do I tell her my work takes priority?
As a mother, I missed 10 years of quality time with my daughter. As a business owner and Internet leader, I made promises to you and others that I would like to keep.
The Disappearing Act
So now you know the reason why I have been absent from the blog. The opportunities to write to you are limited these days. I aim to fix that, but I know you are excited about the podcast tutorial, too.
I am continuously writing for the tutorial, but I also take time away from it to spend with my daughter and grandchildren. This is something I’ve missed terribly during the last 10 years.
I’m doing the best I can, juggling my writing time against the opportunities to take care of personal relationships.
Eventually it will all work out for the best, but I thought it was important to keep you informed of the situation. I care what you think – you are my dear friend, but I also want my daughter to know I am there for her, too.
If you have any advice to share, I welcome the opportunity to hear it.
What do you do when personal issues interrupt your workflow? Leave a comment below and let me know.
Thanks for reading,
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