Spinning Plates

Have you ever had that time when you said “yes”, because it sounded interesting? Perhaps bookmarked an article on your feed reader or in a magazine/journal/newspaper? Or signed up to something thinking you’ll be able to do it?

It’s easily done and for a while it works. But what happens when you overload. Your Netflix list is so full, series disappear in the process of you getting to them or halfway through? Or projects pass you buy since you were suddenly called to something else?

It’s easy to let it get out of hand, but always keep in mind of things you are “committed” to so as not to disappoint others. It’s a lesson I’ve learned and in some cases frequently relearn in different contexts (I don’t want to know how many projects I’ve left behind, moved on from or sadly failed to grow to fruition), but it is possible to fight back when things are planned correctly.

If it’s something like a project you’re working on, see if you can break it up into small sections, or perhaps dedicate some protected time into your week to ensure it happens. Always be prepared for when things take over though, such as a life change like starting a family, taking on a new job or taking a big step in life, because once again, it’s really easy to stray off the path too and often have many things to come back to – with the hope you’ll still be able to accomplish it all!

At worst, taking a break can also sometimes help, and particularly prevent any sort of burnout and stress. Just remember to look after you – after all it’s your life to live and you should be able to make the choice you wish (and to seek help if anyone prevents you from doing this in the first place). Just be aware of what you may choose take on, since nothing in life just disappears and with other things often preventing you from making the other choices for a given time, it’s worth working out the right order for you.

Take care this week and I hope your choices help you take the right steps forward.


Light At The End

And so ends another week – not as crazy but still not out of the woods.

It’s times like this when you stop to reflect on how far you’ve come, what you could have done differently and where to go next.

It’s also important to never give up. Even when it gets tough sometimes as you’ll only forever wonder why.

Hopefully with things moving forward in new directions, both here, in day to day life and possible new exciting adventures to come soon, I can only hope for things not to necessarily to be back to normal, but to take an exciting new direction for a while at least.

Happy Sunday to you all and hope that for any of those going through tunnels at the moment, your light will soon reach you.



And So It Begins

Tomorrow begins a new chapter. Our new tehcinican starts at work. Blogs will begin again on Tuesday and Wednesday (with the FMP post following the week after). I don’t have time to do it (as, yet again I will be worked through lunch and to the husk and possibly beyond my hours) and I’m not sure how it will pan out, but it’ll be done. This silence can’t continue, so service will be resumed.

More details will be revealed on the new plan via an official announcement on the network blog in the next few weeks.

Hope you all have a productive week.