In both cases, the biggest hurdle between me and the doing of those things wasn't busyness. Sure I was busy...but busyness is like a gas...it dissipates or condenses as needed to make your days seem full regardless. No, the biggest hurdle was fear.
In their excellent book Art & Fear, which I highly recommend, David Bayle and Ted Orland write:
“To require perfection is to invite paralysis. The pattern is predictable: as you see error in what you have done, you steer your work toward what you imagine you can do perfectly. You cling ever more tightly to what you already know you can do – away from risk and exploration, and possibly further from the work of your heart. You find reasons to procrastinate, since to not work is to not make mistakes.”
Yes, to not write a blog is to not make a fool of myself. But if there's anything that writing the Aldo Zelnick series has taught me, it's that putting yourself—your truest self—out there is the only way to really connect with others and make a difference, even if now and then you do make a fool of yourself.
So here goes nothing...and everything!