Why it's okay to fall off the wagon sometimes

So, as you may have noticed, it's been a good few weeks since I posted here. And I sent the email newsletter late (after not sending it at all). (#oops #thingsfellthroughthecracks)

You might be wondering what happened that threw me off. Or you may not be! I have no idea. But I've been thinking a lot about it, especially because I feel a guilt deep in my gut: "I promised all of these amazing people that signed up for my newsletter list I would email them every! week! and I haven't! I know people show up every day to check out what's new on the blog and I! have! nothing! This is terrible."

But the more I've been thinking about it, the more I'm able to forgive myself for it. Because it's the pairing of hell week + finals week in college right now, which means basically I've replaced every fluid with coffee, hardly any sleeping, spending 15 hours over two days trying to work with my school's copy center to format my chapbook for poetry writing, writing papers, studying for tests, and trying to get my apartment ready to move next week. Plus, still working both of my jobs, going to see Age of Ultron with my dad, and writing a bunch of blog posts for May in bulk so I'm ahead of the game, dealing with new health issues and doctor appointments. So to say that things have been crazy is an understatement. 

This is what I want to make clear: everything I described above is not an excuse for not sending the newsletter on time (or at all, in last week's case). But I have to acknowledge that I fell off the blog + newsletter wagon because my plate has been overflowing. Do I have ideas now on how to avoid falling off the wagon again? You bet I do! 

So if you've had a fuller-than-usual plate, and you've let things slip through the cracks, I want you to remember that you're only human. Forgive yourself and move forward. Don't dwell on what you haven't been able to do, just note that it happened and figure out how to make that an advantage moving forward.

Because if we're being honest? You've totally got this. I know you do.

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