In my non-blogosphere life, my work been very busy of late. In addition to coaching individuals and generally keeping my business afloat, I’m collaborating with a colleague on a new project that I hope to announce here soon (stay tuned), I’m writing a few articles for public health publications on coaching, and preparing two talks on coaching for public health audiences this Fall. Oh, and did I mention that I have a husband and two small kids too? Whew! Hence the break last week from regular posting here.
It nagged at me all week that I wasn’t posting, but to be truthful, taking a break from blogging helped me remind myself why I’m doing it in the first place:
to create a place for people who are making a difference to dialog, to
share ideas and resources, in order to positively impact our world.
Being able to stay fresh and meaningful here also means staying true
to what I’m about as a person and as a coach: integrity, honesty, hard
questions, and showing up ready to go. I’ve been working so hard on
these other projects that I was feeling like my posts here were
becoming at best half-hearted: posting for postings-sake, not because I
really had much to say that would add to the discussion.
So, I’m back – and feeling as if I’m clearer on my purpose from
having stepped away. I may have to scale a bit back on posting in
order to keep things all afloat in the short term, but that’s all a
part of the ebb and flow of life.
How does taking a break help you stay true to your mission?