Yesterday I posted about Austin Kleon’s upcoming book, Show Your Work.
I was thinking of #10 as I wrote this post. It reads:
This one leapt out at me. Perhaps because as a new mom, I am realizing very quickly that my time is no longer my own. I love it, it just takes some adjusting to a new kind of normal.
*SIDE NOTE* How could you NOT love something this adorable?
This blog is something I am really passionate about. I use it to synthesize my thinking, process what is going on, curate ideas for future use, and, connect with others. There have been lots of times in the last year and half when
morning afternoon sickness or later, tiny human + “life”, made me think of packing all this in. My postings were infrequent and I didn’t feel I was giving them the time that was warranted to make sure I was fulfilling #’s 5, 6, and 7. But I hung in there (#10) and I focused on #’s 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6, and I kept the blog. But still….its a lot of work.
On Friday I am giving away 2 copies of Seth Godin’s latest book. In order to enter, I asked readers to leave a comment. I was expecting “Pick me!” or “I would love a book!” and I did get that (awesome!) but I also got these:
I know I need to “learn how to take a punch” (#8) but perhaps there should also be a #11 that says something like:
11. Make a difference
And that this point reminds us that in sharing our work, we may just never know the difference we are making in the lives of others.
Or maybe we will. I encourage you to reach out to those who share their work and, in honor of Valentine’s Day this Friday, share some love with them as a thanks for sharing THEIR work with you.