I haven’t been blogging much these days and many of you noticed. So today’s post is both an apology and a thank you for the outreach. And because so many of you have taken the time out of your busy lives to send me emails, tweets or to post on my FB wall to let me know that you missed me, I’ve decided to do something completely out of character: I’m going to let you in on what I’ve been up to - even though nothing’s final.
As some of you may know, I completed my first book early this year and have been hard at work shopping it for months. The last 6 weeks have involved lots of meetings about the book – which turned into meetings about a television show based on the work that my wife and I do – and those meetings have been taking up both real time and mental time, which is why I’ve been blogging so inconsistently.
It’s been my dream for about 8 years to take what I do in my office and bring it to a larger platform so that I can help more people than I can in an 8-hour day. These last few weeks have brought me nose-to-nose with that dream, and while nothing’s definitive, I trust that things are aligning exactly as they’re meant to and that I’ll have both a book deal and a TV deal in the not too distant future.
It’s beyond overwhelming to be living my dream and although it’s all positive, the shrink in me knows that my nervous system processes excitement as stress – and in an effort to be compassionate with myself (and not to lose my fucking mind), I’ve eased up on my normal demands: I’ve been blogging less, dancing less and sleeping more.
I’m sharing this with you because we all have moments in our lives that are extraordinary and how we take care of ourselves during those times is very important to both our physical and mental health. I’m always trying to walk the walk – to practice what I preach – and that means adjusting my expectations of myself during times of high charge.
So that’s the story with me. My blogging will likely continue to be spotty for another month or so. Just know that it’s not for lack of wanting. It’s because I want MORE. Keep your fingers crossed for me. And take care of yourselves and each other.