As I dip my toes into this world of twitter, blogging, and the rest of the social media universe I have recently taken time to evaluate what my goals are as I move forward. As Lawrence Peter says, “if you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.”
Here is what I have come up with as to why I am venturing into this world:
- I have a lot of thoughts that I like to put onto paper. Usually I turn to my journal, but why not put those thoughts “out there”….who knows who they may help or inspire.
- I have always loved to write. I used to blog for my business, and now that I don’t I miss it!
- I love the challenge and competition of it all. “How does that girl have 5000 followers and I have 50?”…”How is that couple making money traveling, and we aren’t?” I love finding new ways to get followers and I have always loved networking, and this is a wonderful way to do it virtually!
- Eventually I want to TRAVEL and I have always pondered a way to make money on the road. Who knew so much $$$ can be made by blogging?
Here is my dilemma: How do I stay true to the simple, UNCONNECTED life of camping/travel that I crave, while competing with others in a constant CONNECTED world?
I guess this will be something that I will have to work on balancing as I continue this journey. Being that I am just starting, I feel I need to be connected at all times, when in actuality I can set up boundaries in the future that will allow me to stay PRESENT in the moment without being obsessed with “sharing” that moment with the cyber world. I see this as my biggest challenge as I move forward, as I tend to become obsessive about things, especially when it involves growing a “business”.
What is your secret? How do you balance work and relaxation?