This post could go a few ways:
1) It could be about yoga, and how yoga is a great balancer, especially for runners.
2) It could be about cross-training and building a balanced body to avoid injuries.
3) It could be about the constant struggle for balance in one’s life.
If you guessed #3, you are correct. I feel like at least monthly I hit a point where I start to question whether I can continue to blog and stay active on Twitter, etc. It has nothing to do with how much I love interacting with everyone, not does it mean I don’t want to blog and leverage social media to share my story/recipes/etc.
What it means is: sometimes I feel like I just can’t keep up. Is it fear of missing out? Some of it. But it’s more than that.
It’s that I have an increasingly demanding job that requires me to travel just enough to be disruptive. There are days where I really just need to go to sleep at 7pm, but I feel like I have to check in on Twitter or read a few blogs, and my sleep suffers. There are days/weeks where I just don’t have anything good to write about, so I don’t.
I’m in a constant state of trying to determine what I’m going to do with my blog. Do I work to build it into a bigger brand? Do I start to use it as a means for income? Do I want to represent different brands as an ambassador, and if yes, am I ready to commit to the amount of time it will take to do that?
Part of the reason I haven’t done any of these things yet is that I’m just not sure. I know I could not, at this point in my life, make it my life. I could not afford to give up my day job. And in reality, I’m not sure I would want to give it up.
Is there somewhere in between? Probably, but I haven’t figured out what it would look like or how it would work. So until then, I’ll continue to feel a little like I’m doing one legged deadlifts on a bosu.
This means, there will be days and weeks where I disappear. Maybe I need to do a better job of having pre-written posts that I can use at any time. Or, a catalog of guest posts… Both of those options are quite good.
So, in an effort to be more balanced, while also still providing content on a fairly regular basis, I’m looking for some guest bloggers. If you’re interested, leave a comment or email me RunStretchGo at gmail dot com.
Do you ever question parts of your life?
If you have a blog, how do to you stay balanced with the rest of your life?
Are you interested in doing a guest post?