Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Bungling in the jungle

It has been a real struggle to blog for the past couple of weeks.
Beside putting out the newest book, the deadline was tailgating us for the next issue of The Essential Herbal magazine - which is safe and sound at the printer now. That might be enough to explain it, but those things are just part of the blockage.One of the people dearest to me is in the middle of a health crisis, and it leaves me feeling helpless and unable to form sentences at times, while there is a constant chatter in my head.
Then there is the wide network of on-line social/business media that I've created to support the business and stay in touch with all the friends and herbies I've come to know over the years. As much as I enjoy that, there are some times when it can become challenging.
If I had my druthers, I'd plant my tush under a big tree and have a good cry for a few days.
Unfortunately, that just doesn't cut it for the small business owner. You trudge on, hoping that your reactions and conversations are reasonable and don't come off too snappish. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Hopefully you've done a good enough job in the past however many years that people will overlook a few moments of ugh.
I'm certainly not alone in this situation. Right off the top of my head, I can think of three friends who are slogging through their own personal bogs of emotional turmoil. It's kind of interesting to stand at a distance and try to figure out all of the ways the internet has changed the way we deal with things.
For the first time, my go-to remedy for this kind of thing (holy basil and mimosa blend) isn't helping enough. Today I added some nettles (because I'm having a little fight or flight issue) and some goldenrod to give me some backbone.
Tomorrow, I will come up with a great blog post. I just know it :-). Maybe just saying it "out-loud" shift the load.


Marge said...

And here I thought I was the only one! Did a blog entry yesterday and realized there hadn't been one during the whole month of June. And it doesn't look like there will be an August Newsletter. At least, not this week.

You aren't alone in getting stuck happening. It just insists on happening at us, sometimes.

Tina Sams said...

:-) thanks Marge. I know I'm in good company.

Laura said...

Thank you for posting this, Tina, and for "keeping it real." I've been totally missing my mimosa / holy basil blend. Nice to hear about the nettles as an addition to that. Challenges seem to spring up no matter where you are or what you're doing. I think your pic said it all. The butterfly goes through so many transformations. And so do we. Hang in there, lady. Love you!

Tina Sams said...

Of COURSE you would get the butterfly <3

Divine Lotus Healing said...

I know how you feel; I cannot believe how much the social media networking has taken over my small business time too! Have you ever used the Bach Flower remedies? They are wonderful during times of stress... I seem to live off of Rescue Remedy at times. Namaste!

Tina Sams said...

I was thinking about Rescue Remedy yesterday! Need to get some of that in the house.
The social media thing can be so hard when what you want to put out there just doesn't match up with what is going on inside.


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