God Knows (you gotta give to get) by El Perro Del Mar. I haven’t heard it in AGES, and it’s awesome. Melbourne Cafes are so cool, and they play such hip music. Sigh.
Anyway, I digress. The lyrics to this song just really spoke to me. Because you know how I told you it’s difficult for me to go easy on myself? Well, I’m still in need of easy time, but am starting to get impatient with myself and Do More Than I Should. Partly, this is because work is busy (thank you, work. I heart you for being there and allowing me to make a living doing what I love). Partly, this is just because I feel like I am getting behind in my tasks. I need to read all the blog posts I have missed these last weeks. I need to send emails I owe people. I need to see people I haven’t seen in a while…
Um, hang on. No. That would backsliding into busyness.
So, here, in public, I am giving myself permission to continue to Give to Get Back to the Love. I will, I must, give myself as much time and rest as I need. And stop asking so much of myself without, um, giving back.
I hope none of you check whether I am actually doing this!
Now, further on the topic of getting back to the love, I got another blog award!
This one is from the folks at Online Nursing Programs – they included me last year too. Apparently,
Winners were chosen through a scoring system led by internet nominations,
which came from your reader base!
Woooo! Thanks, reader base! You can see their whole winning list here. Some pretty cool ones that I didn’t know about before, yay!
Now, since I am on a roll with the blog awards, remember I mentioned that Christine gave me one too?
Since she is rather an ass-kicking warrior chick herself, as are the other women on her list, I am totally feeling the love. In the interests of paying it forward, I want to share with you just a few of the blogeuses (and friends) who have been super-inspiring me lately:
Kerry (of course!)
Warrior chicks one and all.
How do you give back to yourself?
Also, are there any inspiring blogs you think I should be reading?