For many of us, it’s way easier to lend a helping hand than to take it. Heck, it’s difficult for us to see we even need help. After all, we are superwomen (or supermen). We can do it all: take kids to their various appointments, make money working or running a business (sometimes both), writing, blogging, being there for our girlfriends and families. Then, when we’re done saving the world, we go home to sort-of clean and cook.
Maintaining that lifestyle is exhausting and usually unnecessary, at least for me. I am human. I need to SHARE more and that means sharing responsibilities. I’m trying to change my automatic reaction of “Yes, I’ll get to it” for “Should I really do that?”
Now, because I need to listen to my own advice, I’ve asked my husband for help with running this blog, writing my books, running my new publishing business and just about anything you can think of. It turns out when I try to do everything myself, I end up alienating him. I end up spending a lot of time on the computer by myself while he does whatever he does. That’s not fun for either of us and it’s not as much of a partnership as it could be.
So, I’m super-excited to announce that tomorrow, my husband will post his very first blog post of a weekly series on this site called Michael’s Wisdom. I voted for Inspiration, but he chose wise and I’m trying not to point out that wisdom has an age type of connotation. Okay, I had to go there. It’s out of my system now.
Michael is my husband, partner, father to my two wonderful daughters and he has a decidedly different perspective than me. I’m more of the person who gets to see the big picture and steers the boat with my big puffs of wind. Michael is the guy in the middle of the storm trying to keep the damn sails from tearing apart.
So… stay tuned.