I just wanted to put this out there based on a comment I just wrote.
Many of you have left comments about being behind.
This is a fun project that will hopefully also lead to a bit of introspection and such, but above all, it's meant to be fun! If it stops being fun and feels like too much work, give yourself permission to stop, take a break, or just lighten things up!
Often we, and by this I probably mostly mean me, take on all these projects with enthusiasm and good intention only to find ourselves feeling drained and overwhelmed by the work and energy they end up taking. But here's the thing: if you don't take care of you, who else is going to? I'm not here to crack the whip or make you feel bad about yourself.
Honestly? I'm just frackin thrilled by how many of you are reading, commenting, and participating along the way. Seriously. As I write this there are 68 of you "following" + 41 of you via Google Reader. And that's just amazing. In the words of Sally Field's earnest Oscar acceptance speech: You like me, you really, really like me! And that touches my heart more than you can know. Especially given that this has happened in less than 3 months. I'm awed by it. Earnestly awed by it. Namaste: I recognize, acknowledge, and bow to the divine in you.
So don't apologize to me. And don't beat yourself up. Cause honestly, I think you're all just amazing in terms of your support and enthusiasm for a project that I started to nurture myself and hoped could maybe be of interest for others. Yeah.
So remember: life is an adventure, paint it in the colours and timeline you see fit!