Why am I not a superwoman? — Frequent Questions

Q: Why am I not a superwoman?
A: It’s not for lack of trying.

Today’s question doesn’t come from a reader. Well, I guess technically it does: I read each post thoroughly, right after I write it.

It’s past 10 pm and here I am, at my laptop. Normally, that wouldn’t be notable. Sunday I worked ’til 11 (well, okay, I took a couple of hours off in the afternoon to watch the Mets game).

But this particular 10 pm comes at the end of a day during which I was not stationed at my desk. I was packing and hauling and unpacking and…all I can think of is the old line Channel 5 used to run just before its late night newscast: “It’s 10 pm. Do you know where your children are?

In this case, it’s 10 pm and I’m not quite sure where my brains are.

It’s Day 428 of my writing streak. And more than a year into blogging daily. Hard to let go of either habit. But, I thought, as I trudged upstairs to set up my computer in its new temporary home, perhaps I’m not a superwoman after all.

The Not-A-Superwoman Challenge

I tell the folks in my writing challenges: You don’t have to write well every day; you just have to write. I’ve gotten that part down pat.

So maybe it’s time for a new challenge, a personal challenge. The “You Don’t Have to be a Superwoman Every Day” challenge. Recognize how hard I work, how many plates I keep spinning at once, and let one fall every now and then.

Well, I have let some things fall. I’m more than two weeks behind on Seth Godin’s marvelous Marketing Seminar. I see the empty check boxes next to his name on my to-do list and feel guilty. I know I’m missing some great wisdom. And I want it all. Now.

And I’ve got more to say on this subject, I’m sure. But my 15 minutes are up for today.

Signing off for now.


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