Can we have an honest little chat? A little one-on-one? Play a little game of “Truth Is”?
If you don’t know about the game “Truth Is,” I’m happy to enlighten you since “Yahoo!!” I have a teenager and this a little game they like to play on Facebook whereby the writer posts an honest and straightforward status update on her wall or someone else’s…usually heartfelt but not always.
Let’s give it a go, shall we?
Truth is….there are simply not enough hours in the day to tackle all of things I want to do and still manage to be a half-way decent parent to those three little buggers up above…and to be honest, the kind of woman to my husband that
most men want. You know what I’m talkin’ about, eh?
I love this little space on the web that I can fill with creativity and, hopefully, inspiration for others but for some gosh dang reason my posts are taking hours and hours and hours to complete. Yes, I’ll admit that I’m a little slower than some…no, not that kind of slow…but I have these darned perfectionist tendencies which hinder my ability to just whip things out.
I know I have stated before that this fall has been unusually hectic and over the Thanksgiving holiday, when things were a smidge quieter, I was able to get a little perspective on the undeniable fact that I’ve spread myself too thin.
I have taken on some new writing projects outside of this website and those will be ramping up even more after the holidays. They are writing projects that I have been working towards for a long time so I need to pursue them…I need to try…no matter what the outcome.
I also realized over the break that no matter how much I wish this could be true sometimes, there is not an auto-pilot button for parenting. Darn it all. And I recognized that I have been too removed from the little buggers up above. Just constantly putting out fires instead of trying to prevent them. I need to check back in. And boy did I ever check back in….with a 3-page, typed, Social Media/Screen Time Expectations Contract, presented to and then, signed by the teen and preteen yesterday.
So what does that mean for my little website?
I know that some of you come for the stories, some for the pictures and some, god love you, for the recipes…so I don’t feel as if there is a part that I can give up; however, I need to give myself permission to only have to post one part at a time. Perhaps it’s a post with a recipe and some photos. A post with simply photos and a link to something inspirational. A story…and nothing else.
And perhaps, if it’s not so time consuming, I’ll be able to go back to getting more than one post out a week.
Of course, it will all still be food related. I continue to feel so strongly about helping out in anyway I can to inspire people to go into their kitchens and cook…real food.
So on that note, I leave you with some inspiration from the man trying to take on the food industry himself…David and Goliath style…Jamie Oliver.