Good Goddamn. I am 44 years old and this is still something that I struggle with. I have had kids for the past 13 years, and my youngest is about to be 6… no longer do i have the excuse of toddler or nurser to explain why i can’t seem to get out of my own way to do something long term or loving for myself.
the writing thing is a step towards that, but i am curious about how much of it is driven by the need to be an available parent to my kids… i think its driven by ‘self’ but i’m really certain its a mixed bag.
whats been going on lately is this big and gigantic exposure to a world i don’t know anything about. and i’m not talking about the rope-stuff that my last dating friend shared with me. at all. don’t make me. (but i’ll whisper it to you later if you want… )
all this tech stuff, this make-an-office-stuff, this hustle for some bucks stuff… every single step of it is new… and i’m becoming more and more aware that i need to be stronger and stronger to handle it… i’m spinning… and i need to be more aware of where my feet are placed. . .
so these things: i need new glasses. i’ve needed a new prescription for months. MONTHS (which is a great word to say out loud, just so you know… slowly) but i haven’t made the call… WHY?
and in this office of mine, i’m crunching my back in a dining chair that i love, but that has no place in any office where typing takes place. none.
so this morning is my second day of headache and my first day with a really painful back… so much so that i was up in the night researching kidney infections… yes, yes i was.
it just blows my mind that i rate so low on my priority list that where i sit to do all this work, and my very vision! is something that only occurs to me once the body utterly smacks me around.
its crazy, and more care of myself is necessary to the survival of my gig, my kids being a central part of that.
SO WHAT GIVES?! Why is it so hard?? ? ?
have you found yourself there? have you solved it?
sidenote: i made another youtube video today… talking about this but ending in the same place as always… HERES THE VIDEO