Everything Counts In Large Amounts

When I'm not shipping, I'm taking my kids on mine tours with a guide named Mongo.
When I’m not shipping, I’m taking my kids on mine tours with a guide named Mongo.

Dude. Whenever I can quote a Depeche Mode song, I take the opportunity.

Depeche Mode, Morrissey, The Smiths…Nacho Libre.

That’s just how I roll.

This week I’ve been part of the Your Turn Challenge. One blog post a day, for seven days. One day left.

You know what?

I’m tired of myself.

I took on the challenge to see if I could do it. I should have known. Of course I can do it. I am a certified doer. I do things. Always have. But people like me have to be careful with doing. People like me will get caught up in the doing and not do something else. Sounds counter intuitive, but if I begin doing something else, the thing I was previously doing takes a back seat. It’s called ADD with a side of OCD and of course a serving of bacon.

Bacon on everything.

And truly, I wouldn’t change a thing. It makes me super productive in the one thing I am focused on. This week, it’s been shipping (from what I gather, that just means producing work and getting it to your customer every day – I’m probably wrong but it’s Day 6 of this challenge and quite frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a rip anymore).

But last weekend, I also wrote two articles for other sites that shipped this week too – The Mod Squat and Borrowing Strength. (Both CrossFit related, go read them).

I am also editing a devotional book, researching for a project I rabbit-holed myself into all because I hurt my back six months ago and decided I wasn’t going to stop moving, AND being a mother, wife, friend, CrossFitter, launching a business and trying to consume adequate levels of bacon.

So, what does this all mean, Basil? (I also quote Austin Power’s movie lines).

It means that all of this counts as shipping (to me, at least).

Regardless of whether I continue to write and ship every day for the rest of all the days of our lives (soap opera quotes), just getting my family taken care of and maintaining friendships (and also stalking friends at bookstores) and maintaining health AND mid-line stability when I sit (article coming soon) – I’VE ALREADY SHIPPED.

This challenge is fun and I’m digging the community and reading other works (and I know it’s not over yet, cue Smith song “I Know It’s Over”),

but dude…

I just shipped my pants off. (Kmart commercial).

Published by pytallman

Wife, mother, Christ follower.

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