Picture merely for a hint of drama.
There’s a lot of things I’m good at, and a lot of things I’m not. Truthfully, there’s probably more things I’m bad at then good… and that’s okay. But one thing that’s probably important for me to at least attempt to be decent at is consistency… and I’ll be the first to admit I’m not.
I like to consider myself a big dreamer, a creative type. Not sure how accurate that is, but it sure helps me with my own self-perception. 😉 That said, I often get lost in the excitement and appeal of activities and plans and ignore the details and practicality of these plans. Building a Tiny House, for example, never would have happened if it was just me. Sure, I had all the colors picked out and knew all the Pinterest storing techniques, but if you gave me a hammer and some nails I wouldn’t have any idea what to do- or a real desire to do it.
That’s where Jeff comes in. He really balances me. When I dream big (and outrageous), he dreams with me- then actually outlines and researches the details to make it happen. And sometimes it does, and often for practicalities sake some goals and dreams have to wait. But I digress; although Jeff is my perfect match, he can’t be everywhere, do everything for me. As he shouldn’t.
Some things, for instance, are my responsibility. Namely, this blog. I have a huge vision for this blog, with lots of ideas concerning connecting with other Tiny Housers and being just generally helpful to families who want to live simply in a easy way. I have plans for this place to be interesting. But my habit of inconsistency gets in the way. I’ll go two weeks with planning, writing, and researching posts and connecting- and then a month without even opening the dashboard.
And I’m realizing my inconsistency isn’t limited to this blog. I’m inconsistent in some of the worst ways. You can ask my friends and family; some weeks I’m over-board available, and others I’ve dropped off the face of the earth. For our business, I’ll be really good and on-the-ball for marketing and so forth, but then I have times that I struggle to even think about it.
To an extent such is life, but really it’s also a lot of balance and personal responsibility. So I’m working on it, but sometimes this issue seems to big to tackle. I feel like there is a root to the inconsistency I need to find and fix- but of course, it might be simpler then I’m thinking and all I need to do is just be consistent.
It’s a struggle, and I don’t have an answer to my own question. But if you do, feel free to share! Is there something you struggle with (consistency, motivation, etc) and are learning to conquer? Better yet, have you conquered a past struggle and how did you do it?! Because seriously, I need consistency and I’m the only one who can fix it.