I started writing this blog post last Friday. This is all I managed to write before I was interrupted:
I didn’t make a podcast last week. Some unexpected things happened and so I didn’t find time to sit in front of my mic and record one. I felt a little frustrated because I’d promised to get back on track and podcast more regularly. But perhaps we just have to accept what life brings, go with the flow, just do our best and not worry about the things we think we should be doing. Sometimes, although we might not like it, there are more important things to focus on.
I did eventually manage to record episode 95. I squeezed in a podcasting session last Monday afternoon. I then hoped to edit and upload episode 95 that evening. But that never happened. The unedited file remained on my computer all week. Other things claimed my attention. The podcast didn’t seem very important. I was tempted to delete it and then announce that my podcasting days were over.
I was also wondering if I should give up blogging as well. At the moment, there’s a lot going on in our lives. I’ve felt overburdened. I’ve had many days recently where I’ve just wanted to run away from everything online. (And sometimes away from my offline commitments too!) I haven’t wanted to think about writing posts and recording podcasts, answering emails and responding to comments.
Well, that’s as far as I got with this post before I closed my computer and rushed off to deal with something else. Now it’s Sunday, and I’m wondering if, last Friday, I’d intended to say, “Despite being very busy, I still want to blog and podcast. That’s why I didn’t delete last week’s podcast but eventually edited and uploaded it.”
Well, I hope that was how the story went. It’s hard to remember when I’m tired. All I know is that feelings can change very quickly. Some days I feel passionate about sharing the unschooling story. Other days, I feel overwhelmed by life and want to delete everything I’ve created and disappear. I can swing from one mood to the other and back again within hours.
So how am I feeling right at this moment? Today, I want to finish this post. Tomorrow? I shall go with the flow and see what happens.
So here’s episode 95 of my podcast. This week, I’m talking about:
- The joy of giving
- Essay writing
This blog post may have a tired tone but my latest podcast doesn’t. I felt quite cheery as I recorded it. You won’t get depressed as you listen. At least, I hope you won’t!
My New Free Ebook
A Heart-Warming Video
Vlogging and Amazing Sisters
Image: My four younger girls. Were they jumping for joy after successfully finishing another music video shoot? My daughters get on very well together. Is this because they have similar personalities? Or is there more to it than that? I spoke about sibling relationships in this podcast episode.
So I’m wondering … Do you ever have trouble balancing family and blogging? Do you have a heart-warming sibling story to share? And have you read all the Jane Austen novels? I’d love to know which one is your favourite.