Link Love: May 20, 2010

It has been over a month since my last Link Love. In lieu of the Hail Marys and the Our Fathers, I’m finally going to own up to the fact that something’s gotta give.

I mean, my grandfather died. And then I started a new copy editing gig. And then I launched a mom blog over at YourTango. And Michael and I started making plans to go hang gliding, maybe go on a French wine cruise, clean out our condo and sell it, buy a house.

Things fell by the wayside. My plans to do market research for my career coaching practice. My e-book. This blog.

Something has to give, but I don’t want to give up any of it. Which is why, at the very least, I can at least stop feeling guilty over the infrequency of my blog posts. At least for now.

Last night, I attended a callanetics class with my mom. I’ve been going every week for the past 11 years (give or take the few years I was away at college). It typically serves to simultaneously relax and invigorate me, both stretching me out and strengthening my core. Last night, however, I had a panic attack during class, and started crying on the drive home. I just felt so overwhelmed.

So yes. I’m going to try to feel less guilty. I’m going to try to acknowledge that I am merely human. I am not going to give up this blog. But I will be here less often. If you’d like to stock up on some reading material in the meantime…




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  1. Been there, done that. If something’s gotta give, make sure it’s not you. The blog will be there. When I started a freelance editing assignment last fall it was all consuming. I went days without even logging onto my blog – and usually I’m a blog stats-aholic. This too shall pass and pretty soon you’ll have the time to spend on it again, and you’ll want to. Hang in there.

    Michelle Rafter

    PS – Thanks for the link love!

  2. Thanks Michelle! I just hope that I don’t neglect Freelancedom too much! One bit of good news: I approached my direct supervisor for that copy editing gig and told her that I had made the mistake of taking on more than I could handle. I was pleasantly surprised when she was open to having me do a lower volume of work at a lower price point. Such a relief!

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