Things can change really quick in life.  I’m sure that’s not news to any of you, but it never fails to surprise to me when it happens.  One day your reality is very familiar and predictable, while the next it can be a whole new set of cards.  Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad.  I feel pretty deserving of anything good that comes my way, because I feel like I give a lot of good on a daily basis.  I try hard at work, I try to be a good friend, and I try to be a reliable family member.  I rarely have bad intentions.  I guess the world repays you sometimes for everything you’ve given to it.  Or at least that’s how I feel about my situation right now.

When I look back over the last year of my life, I have had significant changes across the board.  I’ve lost a considerable amount of weight, I’ve gotten a divorce, I’ve moved, I’ve been on two national TV shows, and my blog has taken off to levels that I would have never expected.  That’s a lot of change for a short amount of time.  But yet, I feel like I am ready for whatever life has to throw at me next.  And speaking of things coming up in the near future, I have a big project announcement to make in the next few days that I’m doing with a friend here in town.  It is something very doable and right up my alley.  It fits perfectly with my life right now both in topic and in nature, while having a very realistic timeline for my busy life.  It also has potential to be something very special, as it just feels like the right next step for me creatively.  I hope to make the big announcement first thing Tuesday morning.

I’ve had an unusual internal battle this week, as I’ve not followed typical blogging standards for myself since Sidewalk weekend.  I guess I’m bound to go through phases with the times of day that I post and with what I have to say, but I am eager to get back into my normal routine.  It feels like a huge accomplishment to hit the “post” button at 8:15 every morning when I’ve written some interesting and revealing content.  I just don’t think I’ve quite hit that high standard this week.  The internal battle happens when I tell myself to back off, that it’s OK to not follow a rigid schedule all of the time.  After all, this is something I love to do and I should do it when I feel like the time is right.  The only obligation I hold myself to is to blog every day.  It may seem silly to some, but I think by making myself do it I get better content than I would have otherwise.  If there is one thing that I like the most about myself, it is that I can stick with a goal and make it happen in the best way possible.