The truth is I'm writing this post for myself more than anything else.
Yesterday made my head hurt. It gave me a dull ache behind my eyes and bungled up all my thoughts so I couldn't put two and two together. You know these days?
And quite frankly, at midnight last night I really wanted to be done.
But I couldn't be done because I was helping a friend on some graphics she needed first thing in the morning. I was committed.
When I say I wanted to be done, I mean, I wanted to be done for the evening and for good. I had hit that point when you want to just throw all your hard work in the trash and eat yourself a bunch of calories. Preferably in the form of Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey.
There's always that certain tipping point when you start to wonder why you are doing what you are doing and what you are getting out of it and if it is all worth it.
My parents always said, "Don't give up what you want most, for what you want now." Every time I hit that tipping point they would say this to me. So now, as an adult, it pops into my head, like Bob Marley's ghost, when I want to give up.
These are the sorts of things that parents do to their children that can put them into therapy.
But the truth of this particular mantra has been proven to me time and time again.
And so I have decided to stay the course. I'm not going walk away from everything I really want because right now I can barely keep my crap together.
I am not going to eat that Ben and Jerry's and ruin my hard work at the gym.
But I am going to have a Dove chocolate and waste a half hour on Pintrest.
My first show airs today on My Craft Channel. I'm a little freaked out that my geekiness is being exposed. So watch, but don't judge. Being in front of a camera is not my cup o' tea. I stumble over my words a lot, but my nails look fabulous.