So, some of you may have noticed by now that blog content goes live on TSC every Monday and Thursday early morning. Since starting the blog, I have promised myself to be regimented to this consistency, I know I like to know when I can expect new content from online magazine, newspapers, websites, and bloggers I follow, so I try to do the same for you all. Also, this desire for regimented consistency was important to me, because I knew if I stuck to a schedule with Instagram & TSC I would fully commit to it and make it happen no matter what, the same way I am consistent with other scheduled things in my life. I knew that once I started making excuses for skipping an Instagram post or a Monday or Thursday blog post here and there, making these excuses would become a habit and the excuses would become more frequent. This is something that I truly wanted to avoid. In fact, I have been so consistent since launching both the TSC Instagram in July 2016 and the TSC blog in September 2016, that I have had friends (both online & IRL) text me when content doesn’t go up as usual because they assume something might be wrong if I am to fall off schedule.
For those of you have been following TSC since the beginning, especially the blog, knows that the first Monday blog post I ever missed was the day of my grandfather’s funeral. The second was yesterday. Tuesday of this week I headed home with the intention of catching up on content for this week (with the Passover holiday it didn’t get done over the weekend/Monday night as usual), but instead got (willingly & excitedly) sucked into working on FITWeek 2017 (more on that coming soon!). So then came Wednesday (also known as my 29th birthday – still not over this one). I debated taking time out of my day to make sure Thursday’s blog post got done, and I wanted to keep the promise I had made to myself and you all that you would get your Thursday post as expected. Work got busy, one of my close friends offered to come down and have lunch with me in my office, and I had to meet my boyfriend right after work for the night of birthday celebrations he had planned. For a second I considered telling my friend not to come have lunch that I needed to get my blog post done instead.
I felt really conflicted so I did what I usually did when I’m unsure about something, especially when it comes to building TSC and this business, I reached out to a mentor and friend about my dilemma. First, she reminded me that life happens. I forced myself to take a step back and really look at what was going on in my life, and while I always want to get you babes the content you expect and deserve, sometimes life gets in the way. This week there was a lot of life happening – the Passover holiday, birthday celebrations with those who mean the world to me, and a big upcoming event that I am so excited & passionate about. She also so importantly reminded me that sometimes we need to miss out on our smaller goals while we work on building our bigger goals. She was especially trying to drive home the point here that even though I may have missed a blog post to work on FITWeek, FITWeek also has the opportunity to allow me to develop relationships and network to further build TSC, making it even bigger & better for you all. Plus over the past few months, my involvement in FITWeek has grown from something I am peripherally working on and minimally invested in to something so much more, and this is so good and exciting (again, so much more on this coming in the next few weeks).
So here I am sharing this experience with you all, not to justify why I didn’t have a post ready for you yesterday or why this week’s content is coming a week late, or to serve as a semi-low key plug for FITWeek, but because we all have these moments where life happens and we are unable to follow through with the goals or schedule we have set for ourselves or our work. I know I struggle with these moments and I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I’m not alone in this. So stop beating yourselves up, stay committed to the things that are most important, and jump right back on track as soon as you can and remember sometimes we need to miss out on our smaller goals while we work on building our bigger goals.