Well, things have been weird lately. In case you haven't noticed, my blog is struggling. My laptop is broken so I've been writing on my phone. It's been strange without my laptop, but it's actually got me thinking about two concepts. These concepts have been on my mind for a while, but they're especially noticeable right now.
The first concept is ridding myself of everything that holds too much power in my life. I'm really trying to make an effort to recognize what those things are and see that they go away. To be focused, you need to make sacrifices.
The second comes as a result of the first - dedication. There's a million terms for it (drive, devotion, focus), but the point isn't in how you feel about it. Motivation is great, but a lot of times all you need to do to keep moving is get priorities straight.
At this point in life I'm recognizing everything I've lost in a long process of ups and downs. I made mistakes and I gave up on things I shouldn't have let go of - I think it's time to fix that. I'll give more detail on what those are soon, but the point is that I'm in a weird spot in a lot of ways. I'm learning that often motivation isn't enough and you need something else to compliment that. In my situation, it's regaining the things I've lost.