I feel like I’ve been having a major blog #FAIL. My goals I set for myself over the past year have worked with doing almost one post a week which is pretty easy to do. But over the past few months I’ve been having a hard time to squeak anything out. I figured I’d share a little with you what’s going on and what I want to do about it.
First, back in February my wife and I bought a little puppy. Her name is Lola. She’s fun, fluffy, adorable, and keeps us very busy. This automatically changed some of the time I’ve had in the evenings. More so recently we’ve been doing puppy kindergarten with Lola which has been lots of fun!
The second thing that has happened (right around the same time) has been some new responsibilities added to my job at work. Previously I’ve been working with our 20somethings community (Saturate) as the ‘Experience Architect’ for the past 6 years. A couple years ago I started to oversee our Social Media efforts at LCBC and help shape our Twitter/Facebook/Blog experience. Now my job has shifted into Worship & Arts at LCBC. I’m managing our Campus Producers and helping to shape and be apart of our creative process for the weekend. (Still doing the other stuff too) So, I’ve been learning how to balance all three of those things at work and learning how to bring my best in those three areas.
The last thing I’ve been working on over the past month has been a class with the Willow Creek Association’s LIFT program. I’ve been taking a class on Organizational Culture and it has been eye opening. I’ll be writing a couple blog posts with my experience with the LIFT program over the next couple of weeks, but here’s one I wrote already on why working on your organizational Culture is extremely important.
All that to say, I’ve been pretty busy over the past few months. But that’s not really an excuse. And here’s the lesson I’m learning. Sometimes priorities change, goals can change. It’s healthy. It’s the way it has to be. Often times we can let #Fail’s (of our own expectations) weigh us down and sometimes even keep us down. When that happens we need to remember we are doing that to ourselves.
So what needs to be done? Pick yourself up, or have some friends help you up. Look at the big picture and your priorities. Figure out where things need to be and jump back into the hustle. And always be learning from those experiences.
How have you dealt with big changes all at once? Do you find it easy or hard to keep your priorities in the right order?