I am Tired of Pressure - And The End of NABloPoMo January's Theme of Pressure

I write about pressure quite a bit.
I am under quite a bit of pressure.

And I am so tired of it.

When I signed up for Blogher.com's January NaBloPoMo, I hesitated when I saw the month's theme was pressure. I wondered how much more I couldwrite about pressure

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Then it brought on the more relevant question of 'How much more pressure could I endure?'

I have felt so much unpleasant pressure in the past year. I went through the pressure of trying to make a struggling business grow, closing said business,moving all the crap out of said business, then the pressure of what to do now? All while struggling to meet out obligations moneywise. This is heavy pressure.

I am sick and tired of this kind of pressure.

So I took on the pressure of posting a blog every day (NaBloPoMo) for January, since it gave me such pleasure when I did it in October andNovember. But I was not as successful in January, I missed more than a couple days (including the very first day!). 

But that pressure is a different kind of pressure, and when I missed a day, well, I just missed a day. I knew I had more important things going on, and that the world would keep spinning even if I didn't get a post done that day. I enjoyed writing, and enjoyed sharing and getting the excellent feedback that you, my fine readers, blessed me with. 

I am still struggling with the stresses of direction, money, where the heck we will be in three months, that kind of stuff. THAT is the stuff I am so ready to leave behind.

But writing? That I want to keep doing. That pressure will, hopefully, help me with the other stresses (meaning I will make it part of my livelihood {$$} sometime soon). It is something I find very satisfying, and enjoy. If I can earn doing it - GREAT! 

That pressure is not so bad. So what did I just do? I signed up for February's NaBloPoMo, of course. 

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I am coming in to this one with a new perspective though. (And good thing because February's theme IS perspective.) 

I am going in to February with a new perspective. One where I just know our luck is about to change. I feel good things are coming to us. After all, we have worked so hard, we have put tons of effort into the path we want our future to take. We are open to new things, new places, a new chapter, so to speak. (I am not sure what chapter we are on right now, but it would be one heck of a book, someday maybe.)

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I know the pressures I have struggled with will ease. 

Perhaps new pressures will reveal themselves, but that doesn't worry me at all. Pressure is not always a bad thing. 

Pressure often makes beautiful things happen. It often leads us to success. 

It all depends on how we look at it. It depends on our perspective.

Have YOU changed your perspective, and then seen things turn around for you?

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