I have to say, I’ve not looked forward to a weekend for quite some time as much as I have this one. For the last five days, without fail, there’s been at least 30 minutes of continuous exercise in some form. I’ve also taken the biggest and most significant step forward in personal development for probably close to a decade. Both mentally and physically last night I was exhausted, but I stayed up to finish a blog post I’d said would be available on Friday, and it was. It doesn’t help either that I’ve been hot flushing between six to eight times a day and when my head hit the pillow, I had no time to worry or think. I was out cold, and woke up six and a bit hours later.
That’s the best night’s sleep I can remember for several weeks, right there. This morning I could just turn over and go back to sleep without the worry of missing an alarm or getting kids ready for school, and next week is the last one before the Easter break. If it wasn’t already obvious, everything could do with a rest, and the two weeks we have coming up is going to be very gratefully received. Now, sitting here and writing, there’s lots to consider and this is probably the most exciting time in terms of progress since I swapped over all my blogs to one home. I am genuinely excited for what progress means, and how I can now become effectively the arbiter of this next part of my journey.
I’d not expected much from my paid adventure into boosting posts, I’ll grant you, but Monday’s Experiment post is going to be a corker. When you grasp what is being paid for isn’t the guarantee that your work will be read, but simply the possibility of an audience, then you’re forced into upping your game in order to try and secure more long-term interest. Right now, that does seem to be happening. It is slow, I’ll grant you, but the take up most definitely is there, and it isn’t from what was traditionally my ‘main’ audience. For more on this, and the other changes I’m seeing as a result of this, watch the other blogs as time goes on.
On the personal side of things, I need to start doing some more general posts for Vocal next week and boost them, and work out if I can realistically finish the stuff I planned to start in January. However now, as it is such a lovely day outside, it is time to strap on a rucksack and buy some tasty, simple food for the weekend. I have an urge for a mozzarella and cherry tomato salad, and my daughter fancied fresh baked bread. I can do all this, and stick in some elevated heart rate in the process, before I finish chores and go do weights at the Gym. My life is pretty damn awesome right now, and it is important to make the most of every day.