In my case, yes. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you've probably spotted what "it" is.
I love to read and seek out high quality resources! The online library catalog is my playground, while the internet is more like a wild rollercoaster because of the ups and downs in the quality of information it offers. Even though I love to sort through everything, when I immerse myself in it all, it keeps me from creating and producing my own materials.
In other words, I'm the person who answers a question with a question. The learning process never ends. Ideas bounce in, around, and off of each other. There is a big picture, but it's not in a frame or a box. As a result, I don't focus enough on the packaging, which seems to be of utmost importance these days.
Do you see how my strength fuels my weakness? This year, my main goal is to get these two things back into balance. I will read less and write more. I will keep better track of my time and goals.
In order to jump start this whole process, and get the creative juices flowing, I will be redesigning my blog and getting rid of the clutter. So, you may not be hearing from me too often while I go through this whole process.
As much as I love blogging and the creative and unstructured outlet it provides, each post is like a sand castle that gets swept away by the tide. The information accumulates and is hard for readers to find.
My goal this year is to create information I feel people need the most from me, and package it in a user-friendly way. The focus will shift even more toward health and wellness, because literacy in this area is so essential to family life.
In writing this post, I now see that I've been living my life on two sides of a see-saw. While my strength pulls me down and grounds me, the resulting weakness keeps me stuck at the top, with nowhere to go! This year, I will get both feet on the ground.
Thanks for sharing this bumpy ride with me!
Do you have a strength that's also a weakness? How have you, or will you, find just the right balance this year?