On Writing and Limitations
It has been a long time since I’ve written a proper post that wasn’t a Link Love or a book review.
It’s not that I haven’t got anything to say, I have plenty of my mind, but I have such little time.
And yes, I am well aware that you “have time for what you prioritize”, and sure if I “really wanted to” I probably could find some time to write. Honestly though, writing just isn’t my biggest priority right now, and although that makes me sad, it is also necessary for the moment. Even though I miss it.
My work is currently occupying not just a lot of my time, but a lot of my mental energy as well. It is incredibly challenging, and fulfilling. I have learnt so much already, yet I have so much left I need to learn. And I have made the choice to let that be my main priority right now.
These days, once I am home I am often too mentally drained to really feel up to actually writing something. I still keep up with blogs, I still read a lot, but when that is done I often feel physically exhausted and go to bed.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I actually really love my work, my colleagues are amazing and I have wonderful managers.
There are so many things I would love to do and while I do believe that we can do pretty much anything we want to, I do not believe that we can do everything we want to – at least not at the same time.
During different stages of life it is natural to have different priorities. I think the key here is to be aware of your priorities, and keep an eye on what you want to achieve in the long run.
So I will continue to write, and I plan to start writing more again, although I will make no promises as to when that will be.