RPMIt’s been a few days since my last post. I’ve been busy gnawing away at my passion and today I told myself I needed to put some my attention back on my blog.This past weekend I participated as a speaker at a women’s conference in a town about an hour away from Memphis. It was a great experience. I was able to share my story, gain some insight from some of the other speakers, and fellowship with some unique women from all walks of life. It was a very empowering moment for me. I hope that I was able to inspire the women to seek out their growth spurts in life and live life passionately.

Now I’m putting on the brakes…

This year has been an overwhelmingly awesome year. I’ve accomplished so much. I’ve been busier than I’ve ever thought possible. And believe me, I love busy, but even busy people need to SLOW DOWN sometimes. From writing and producing my first short film, promoting my novel, staying active in my daughter’s life and trying to keep her balanced, responding to family, etc.; life for me in 2013 has been a whirlwind of busy.

I promised myself after my event on October 5th, I would SLOW it DOWN a bit. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past years, living passionately can keep you going one hundred miles an hour all the time. Even a car needs some maintenance and my physical and mental needs are no different. If I don’t take the time to slow down, put the brakes on, go in for a tune up, I won’t be ready for the next season; the next race. Life is all about cycles and even the most passionate living person experiences seasons. So… starting this past Sunday, I am going to bring the RPM down a few notches. Races are not about who can get to the finish line the fastest, but who can endure the most while getting there. I want to be able to live my passion out loud for the long haul. And I can only do that by taking time outs and pulling into the garage from time to time. I want to spend just a little time not doing anything. I don’t want many obligations outside of my daughter and family until around the first of the year. The holidays are beginning and this is the perfect time to get my maintenance in check for the next season.

What are you doing to maintain a balance? What steps are you taking to ensure you’re ready for your next season?