Over time, I’ve noticed a pattern I follow for creative gigs. I say yes to a number of opportunities, not realizing that the deadlines will all coincide roughly around the same time, then work frenetically to meet said deadlines, vow to never do it again, feel a pleasant sense of accomplishment, forget the feeling of panic over time, say yes to a number of opportunities. Ad infinitum.
Two weeks ago was one such week. I had said yes to a handful of delightful opportunities, but failed to take into account that three writing deadlines all fell in the week 75% of my kids were not in camp, which was also the week before my husband and I took a four-day vacation.
But now I have many links to share with you!
First, this piece for Aish.com, where I share how my former obsession with astrology and online personality quizzes (so addictive!) is connected to middos and mussar.
Second, this piece for Jew In The City about how I learned to make time for cheshbon hanefesh, how it’s made a huge difference in my life, and how it’s something we can all do.
Thirdly, this piece up on Hevria
Finally, keep your eyes out for a piece coming in the next issue of Nashim Magazine (an online magazine for Jewish women where Jewish women are literally seen) coming out this Wednesday. It’s also about cheshbon hanefesh and has practical advice for how to make it happen in your life!
Also! Bonus! I got an email from someone named Joshua Becker who created this seriously fantastic Elul Workbook that you should totally check out.
Ksiva v’chasima tovah everyone!