I opened my email this morning to a very prescient blog post from Seth Godin.
Somehow, he always seems to know what’s on my mind. I’m not sure how he gets into my brain like that, but he always does!
The post is here.
While his posts are often focused on marketing and growing a business, this one spoke directly to me in another way – as a busy mom who works for herself and is constantly overwhelmed by the demands placed on her time (and her sanity).
The post summed up a lot of my recent stress – the reasons I have felt overwhelmed by my chosen career path, even doubtful, discouraged and yes, feeling sorry for myself. (World’s smallest violin…)
Seth wrote about the modern 24/7 work cycle – no more shifts that have a 9 AM beginning and a 5 PM end, no more clocking out, no more closing the file and leaving the office.
“Now, of course, there’s always one more tweet to make, post to write, words with friends move to complete. There’s one more bit of email, one more lens you can construct, one more comment you can respond to. If you want to, you can never be finished.”
But what I needed, and received, was a kick in the pants – to stop feeling sorry for myself.
I am very fortunate to have the work, and, after all, “to be finished, done, complete – this is a bit like being dead.” So true!
Thanks, Seth. I needed that.
Do you work for yourself? Are you always trying to send that last tweet, that last email? Do you find yourself overwhelmed? Please share your experiences in the Comments section below. Thanks for reading!