Dear Crissy

Looking out for number one

I’m an ideas person. In fact, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the constant influx of ideas crowding my headspace. Some are big ideas, some are small ideas, but even though most of them never grow legs, my ideas fuel me.

Or, do they? Maybe it’s all just a lot of distraction?

Looking out for number one

For instance, when I started Parent Pretty, I was so driven to branch out and start a second site. While the site has really bloomed, at times, I just feel stretched thin.

I’m stretched thin in many areas of my life, yet, I still have the urge to take on new freelance jobs, purchase new domain names, and start new projects almost daily.

What I’m realizing more and more lately is that I need to pay more attention to number one. When it comes to my career, number one is this blog, it’s Dear Crissy. This is where my blogging career began and when it comes down to it, this is the blog that pays (most of) the bills. This is home.

On a larger and far more important scale, I need to focus more on myself and on my family. I need to learn to say no, so I’m not constantly overwhelmed with work.

I want to focus on doing less, better. I want to focus living and loving intentionally, laughter and quiet time with the people closest to me.

I want to compress all of my scattered ideas into one small package that contains only what is most important, because I can’t do it all.

I can’t do it all.

    3 Comments on “Looking out for number one”

  1. I LOVE this Crissy! As mom’s we often try to be Super Mom and it’s just not realistic. It’s easy to get caught up on what everyone else is doing or getting, etc. But your right the most important thing is YOU and what makes you happy. Your kids are only young once and I have had to really step back and realize that it’s ok to say no.

  2. I think I have about 5 other blogs that I felt motivated to start,but now hardly touch. I always come to the realization that I barely have time for my “main” blog – let alone 5 other ones! Being a parent is the most important thing. :)

  3. Great post! I think we have all had this struggle at one point or another. Sometimes we get so busy we don’t know how to reign it all in. Good for you for slowing down and regaining focus of what’s most important to you.

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