As you probably have noticed if you’ve been around for a while, the last two weeks have shown a marked decrease in my posts on the blog. Last year, I was doing a pretty great 6-posts-a-week pace. I tuned it down to 4 a week for the start of the new year, and this week… well, this makes two. Oops.
Realistically, I have not made the time to blog lately. I’ve let regular work and other writing crowd it out, but those are mostly excuses. My bigger issue is that I become like a sleepy bear at some point in the winter. There is a whole side of me that just wants to be curled up in the enormous tiger-print blanket my sister got me for my last birthday. It doesn’t hurt that there have been a lot of good movies available at the library lately, but for the most part, it is because I just don’t have a lot of gumption.
Gumption is such a Southern word, but it’s such a serious part of my life these days: being an adult seems to be a constant balance of doing things because they must be done and (whenever possible) having the gumption to do things even when they aren’t already crisis-level necessary. Lately, I’ve got enough energy each day to do what I have to do, but I think I’m like a lot of other people in that I don’t have a lot left at the end of the day for the things I want: community committee meetings, networking events, game nights, getting things done around the house.
I alternate between being okay with myself for this and thinking that everyone else is motivating themselves in spite of how cold and dark it is this time of year. One nice thing is that on weekends, we’ve been really devoting time to our personal projects around the house, since getting out is a pain with all the snow.