Just keep showing up

That is always the hardest part, right? To keep showing up. To sit down and write something when all you would rather just do is take a nap.

Whenever I mention to other moms that I write a blog, they often respond with, "How on earth do you find the time to do that?" And sometimes, I have no idea how I find the time. And mostly, I often don't because it means that there is something else that I am choosing not to do instead. But I keep showing up, as best I can.

I have mentioned before that Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love had a transformation affect on my life, so you can imagine my excitement when I found her speech on TED. {If it makes you feel any better about how I find the time to write, this post has been sitting in my drafts folder since September, just waiting for me.} Regardless, her speech is inspiring and smart. She makes a distinction between being a genius and having a genius that I found extremely helpful in deciphering what it means to have a gift for something, what that gift is and how to be the conduit for sharing it with others.

Whether you like her as a writer or not, listen to what she has to say. She may just inspire you to show up for whatever you are waiting to show up for.


wakako said...

I LOVED her TED speech!! I saw her in person giving a lecture right after she did this TED talk and she was genius. "follow your curiosity" is what I came home from the lecture and I still hold on to the quote very closely...

I hope you and your family will have a lovely weekend:)


alex t said...

I would love to see her in person! I love the notion of following one's curiosity. I think I want to listen to her speech again!