My brilliant idea

Brilliant Light BulbI had this brilliant idea. I was going to start this blog, relaunch another blog, contributing posts to both at least once a week. I was going to build not one, but two websites in WordPress (the WordPress.org version), a platform I am still learning so much about.

And I was going to get all of this up and running in about a month.Ha.Ha.Ha.

So far, I am trying to learn as much as I can about building custom websites on WordPress, but neither website is complete.

For this blog, I have only posted three times in a little over a month, and I am nowhere near relaunching the other blog.

It’s not that I don’t want to do any of these things. I do. I planned on getting up at 4:30 in the morning to give myself time to work on these things. But the 4:30 thing does not always happen. In fact, lately 4:30 isn’t happening much at all.

Here are my reasons, and or excuses, for not being farther along:

  • I have a three year old.
  • I’m working my “day job” in the office and from home about 20 -30 hours a week.
  • We are dealing with a serious family illness right now.

Now for anyone who has or has had small children in their lives, I don’t have to say much about how much fun they are when they are little. But I had no idea, before I became a mother, just how tired I would be at the end of the day.

I still work at the job, so I will refrain from saying much about it, except to say that it sometimes provides me with some stressful last-minute deadlines to deal with.

My father is the one with the serious illness. I am always worried. I worry about him,and I worry about my mother (who is taking care of him). I grind my teeth, I lose sleep.

So a month ago when I was on fire and I thought I could get all of these things done in a month, I was obviously being naive, fooling myself.

But that is okay. I’m not giving up on my plan. I will post on this blog, I will build my websites and I will restart the other blog, but I’m not going to put any unrealistic expectations on myself.

It’s just going to take longer than a month.