Wednesday, May 22, 2013

There's Something About: Failing

Alright, I didn't really fail, but I couldn't do it. I couldn't "Blog Every Day in May". And that's perfectly ok with me. It means that I am so blessed with family and friends and a busy life that I didn't have the time to sit at the laptop and try to figure out how to respond to daily prompts. I might try it again in a few days. I haven't given up completely. But the pressure is off.

I think there's something to learn from missing the daily prompts this past week. My life isn't on my computer, even though an argument can be made that that's why people blog - digital journals and scrapbooks.

I was busy; the whole family was. Since my last post, we've had a softball game, a baseball game,

 a mountain bike ride, a sleepover, dance photos,

a birthday party and several softball and baseball practices, too. Not to mention my start in CrossFit! Oh yeah, and all the "mommy" duties that never go away.

And because we are so busy, some things are just gonna end up getting pushed aside. That doesn't mean I've failed. It just means my list of "things to do" is too long and the stuff that doesn't always get done is the stuff that just might belong at the bottom of the list to begin with. But I have to remain flexible so I can change the order of the list whenever necessary.

I'm not sure exactly what I'm trying to say. It's late and I'm tired. But I don't ever want to feel like I've failed just because a few things on my "list" weren't completed. I know there's always tomorrow and the things that are really important get done.

At the end of the day, we're all home safe and sound, and the kids are tucked into bed. I'd say that's a good day no matter what doesn't get done!



  1. Life happens! Blogging can wait! That's what I say anyway.

  2. It feels good to be busy and you definitely have been. Love the pictures. :)

  3. Real life must always come first! Sometimes I don't think people get that. Good for you! I'm visiting today as a co-host from Showin' Some Love Blog Hop! Hope you'll make your way back around to me as well! . ~Kat at No Holding Back

  4. Thanks for sharing this lovely post with us over at Showin' Some Love Hump Day Blog Hop! Already following you. :)

    <3 Amanda*

  5. Awww... Don't feel too bad! I've been having a hard time this month too- Work, School, Family. It looked like you had an awesome week which is even more important! Thanks for sharing with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party :)

    The Wondering Brain

  6. I tried doing this last year, and "failed". Blogging EVERY day is difficult! It really is! Following you now through GFC from the TGIF Blog Hop. Hope you'll stop by my blog and follow back if you like what you see. I'm also currently hosting a Giveaway for a FREE Blog design so be sure to check that out!