Wednesday, 13 April 2011
It feels like ages since my last blog; that's probably because it was. The day came and I was so caught up with everything that was going on at work and in life that I just couldn't think clearly. So I guess you could say I punked out. To be honest there is still a lot going on but I decided this time that I was going to step up to the mark.

With the way things are these days it sometimes feels as though there is no such thing as a private moment. If it's not your blackberry or IPhone going off, it's your Face book, twitter, Msn (the list goes on). It feels like everybody wants something from you and the world is spinning so fast that there's no time for you to take anything from yourself, for yourself. I had to sit and think about this whole issue last week, and I say issue because that's really what it had become. I was so consumed with everything going on that I'd forgotten to take some time out for me, until it all just got too much. I have to admit that it was partly my fault because I was the one that had somehow put myself in this position. What I didn't get though was well, why?

I run a business that is very testing on me. There's something quite appealing to me now about working for someone else as it means that I could clock off at 5 and they'd have to deal with all the paperwork, the emails, the finance, projects (and again the list goes on). Yet that's not what I want. I knew when I started this it wouldn't be easy but I guess I never anticipated how much it would test my strength. When you want to be successful you become your own worst enemy at times. Never having felt like you've done enough, always reaching out for more and always grabbing opportunities means that you're always increasing your workload. Whilst drive and ambition are a testament to character I've come to understand that so are reflection and pace.

It's not a race, It's an achievement! Lord knows I'm not the fastest runner; but I will cross the finish line.

So many phrases come to mind here, don't run before you can walk & don't hang your hat higher than you can reach it being just a few of them; but none really sum up what I'm trying to say than one of my favourite fables....The Hare and the Tortoise

Many of you may be familiar with this story but for those of you who aren't, The story describes a Hare who ridicules a slow-moving tortoise and is challenged by him to a race. The hare soon leaves the tortoise behind and, confident of winning, decides to take a nap midway through the course. When he awakes, however, he finds that his competitor, crawling slowly but steadily, has arrived before him. The meaning is morally problematic and the story has been interpreted in a variety of ways over the centuries but for me it says that if you're determined and confident that you'll cross that finish line you'll get there no matter how long it takes.

With this in mind I'm taking the time out this evening to do me. I'm off to yoga!


D x


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