Fall, Fall, & Fall Again – Just Get Back Up

I taught my son a new skill – doing homework at the library

I had the most interesting week.  In fact, I learned something new this week.  I learned how to put distractions in the back of my mind and push forward. I achieved a new phenomenon of not getting dragged down.


I asked my son to learn something new this past weekend when he could not stand the distractions of being at home and doing homework.  I showed him the beauty of the library and how doing work without distractions allowed him to be stronger and faster.


It also dawned on me that  I REALLY needed to learn to be free of distractions.  The prototype fiasco that started off 2012 (did I tell you it was broken? that it went too far beyond my original thoughts?) was WEIGHING on me like a big elephant.  I could not stand it.  I could not escape it.  It was not allowing me to move on with other parts of my business like my writing and consulting and mommying.


I decided to take a week away from it.  I did it.  It was not easy, but I did it.  I refused to talk, think, or rethink about IT.  I made a conscious choice to do some necessary work on the blog, revamp some copy, attend to a few pieces of my consulting business, and concentrate on a few upcoming promotion projects.


I started with being firmly planted at my desk on Monday morning, and I cleared my head with yoga at lunchtime.  A luxury – maybe?  A necessity – definitely.









local coffee shop makes me smile


Taking in my neighborhood coffee shop, my favorite place local place for a glass of wine by the fire, and the sights and sounds of the city brought me back to life.


warmed myself by this fire …. escaping for a moment


By today, I was ready to receive the latest prototype renderings in a really good place, and that is what I did.

My yoga instructor shared this quote with me (after I repeatedly fell doing crow): Falling Down is How We Grow, Staying Down is How We Die. – Brian Vaszily

It is so true.  I could have stayed down with my broken prototype, or grown with a new week and new one.  As for the crow position, I am still falling.




{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Brandi Greygor January 27, 2012, 6:31 PM

    The headline is the story of my life!! Thank you for this great piece with photos to remind of how valuable these little things can be. I do similar things, but it has been a while and am definitely needing to try this next week.

  • Haralee January 28, 2012, 12:49 PM

    Good for you! Tomorrow is another day!!!


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