This is the advice I received this morning from a fellow food blogger friend, who's been insightful and helpful along this crazy journey of blogging.
I started this project for fun and wanting to help people understand that there is a way to make a change and it doesn't require that you abandon your life and start over in order to do so. However, in the process of doing this, I see myself getting caught up in the "shoulds". I should be posting more, I should be doing more, I should be cooking more, I should, should, should. When the shoulds step in, I step back and ask what's really going on here?
The keeping up with the "fill in the blank" is a symptom of modern day society. I feel it now more than ever. Ironically enough, I started this blog because I believe we need to calm down a little and just focus on stuff that's actually important. I don't want to lose sight of that. After all, when you basically create your own work (on top of your actual work), there are no limits to how much you can do and that can be dangerous.
So what I will do is slow down and walk for a while, work on keeping the "should-ing beast" at bay and focus on how I can serve others while also serving myself.