OK, yes, I admit it. I’ve been rather slack lately in the writing and posting here on Seize The Day Project.

Well, I did flit off to Italy for nearly a month, and I did write a travel diary type blog while I was there, mainly for my family and friends, but also so that I could remember as much as possible about the trip once I got back into the whirl of everyday life. If you missed it, you can check it out here – http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog/funinitaly/1/tpod.html

While I wasn’t blogging for Seize the Day Project, I WAS writing….  and it reminded me how much I really enjoy writing. I also loved reading the wonderful feedback I received from readers and from people I’ve spoken to since my return.  They said things like, “Beautifully written”, “I felt like I was there with you” and “I couldn’t wait for the next post”.  It’s so great to get positive feedback, isn’t it? There should be more of it for everyone!!

In fact, it’s really inspired me to get moving and write more blog posts here. You see, it’s hard being a blogger. You have to come up with good ideas for posts, then write them and hope that someone actually reads them. And maybe, just maybe, someone will like what you’ve written and they’ll write a positive comment or tell a friend, who will LIKE your blog too. It’s hard to continue to be inspired when you think nobody is listening!

Anyway, I thought this was a good time to renew my belief in myself and my writing, and share it with you, my lovely readers, so that you may believe in yourselves, your skills and talents too.

What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing?  What would you do if you could do anything?

It’s so important to do something you love. Life is too short to simply please others all the time. Even if it means getting up a little earlier, or staying up a little later (if you can keep your eyes open), you need to find at least a few minutes each day to just do something for yourself.  If you’re a Mum, this can be especially challenging, but it’s not impossible.

When life gets particularly busy, I even block out time in my diary to spend doing the things I enjoy.  I’ll admit that sometimes, it gets bumped for a child’s activity or something unexpected, but I generally try to stick to it. Personally, I think spending just a little time doing my own thing makes me a better wife and mother. When I had no time to myself, I started to resent it, and that’s not good for any of us.

So, think about what you’re good at, what you want to do … and make some time to do it. Even if you start with just 15-30 minutes at a time, like I did when my kids were younger. Just set the time aside and do it!

My name is Lyndall and I enjoy writing.

Ask yourself: What am I good at? What do I really enjoy doing?  What would I do if I could do anything?

Please feel free to comment below – I love hearing from you 🙂