With the stage I’m at in my life right now, I think it’s important to share the bad as well as the good. There’s no point pretending that everything is great all the time and it’s easy and to just say “here are all the great things I’m doing” because that just wouldn’t be true or authentic and it’s not my style.

I underestimated how easy it would be to jump back into super-productivity, and to get to a level of learning and creativity that I was at previously. I wanted to send my fasting email 2 weeks ago, but it did not happen, it’s only half written right now and I think there are a couple of reasons for this.

I no longer have the support system I once had, and in many ways, it feels like what once was my support system and source of strength and motivation, is now working against me. This is something I need to find a way to deal with over time.

I’m also not in the routine I once was, I used to have the ability to write emails on a weekend if needed. In these past two weekends, the first one was the first child-free weekend I’ve had in a long time, so I decided to treat myself to a spa day on the Saturday and take my mum out for Mothers Day on the Sunday, instead of writing my email.

Then last weekend, well I had some news that took me out of my positive frame of mind and wasn’t in the right space to write to a standard that I knew I’d be happy with.

I used to be able to write up until Sunday afternoon at 3.30pm if needed. But now I’m on UK time and I have to finish it by Saturday evening, whilst also having my children that day.

Being aware of all this now, I know I need to plan my email writing routine better and write them ahead of time in the week. This allows less room for error, especially with the ups and downs of life at the moment.

These emails are important to me, so I’m going to plan some time each week to get them finished and scheduled for the upcoming Sunday.

And we will get to that fasting email.

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