getting into a new flow


Life got a little interesting around here this week – in a good way.

A very, very good way.

It kind of explains my silence on the blog for the past few days. I’ve been working on my Podcamp Pittsburgh presentation for tomorrow morning, the edits to Melissa Luznicky Garrett’s upcoming novel Blood Draw, and a book review for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

And, well … accepting a full-time job.

I’m not quite at liberty to talk about that – and chances are I won’t be doing so much on the blog, just as I have in the past – but it means some changes.

Not so much with the blog itself, I don’t think, but with a few other things.

I spent part of this afternoon corresponding with two professional contacts – one to say that I would no longer be writing a monthly column and another to say that I wouldn’t be able to teach a class starting the same week that my new job starts. Both were completely understanding about the respective decisions that impacted them.

There was a time when I would have wanted to hold tightly to both projects, possibly agonizing about letting them go, feeling like I’d disappointed the people connected to them. I would have rationalized that both were good opportunities, that I worked hard for them.

But here’s the thing.

Instead of feeling that way, I felt relieved. It took me a long, long time to realize we simply can’t do it all and how good it feels to let some things go. Sometimes we need to shift and adjust in order to … well, adjust to a new set of opportunities waiting for us, to get into a new kind of flow.


Thanks for sharing this post!