Encountering Delays

Every journey has delays. A connecting flight doesn’t arrive on time. Another potty break is needed during a long road trip. Pretty wildflowers or a bubbling brook turns a focused hike into a meandering mosey. Encountering delays is a natural part of a journey. How we deal with encountering delays affects the rest of the journey.

One of my prominent traits is abundant ambition.

Woman stares longingly at a castle in the sky.
The beautiful possibility is fully envisioned in my mind… the path to creating it often is unclear. Image by TweSwe from Pixabay

I’m not always chasing an ambition, but when I decide to go for something I often go BIG. Take my Self-Love September Journey, I decided I would create videos every day in September to share my spiritual witchy practice. Only a few days in, I’ve found some delays.

I totally didn’t realize how labor and time intensive this would be. Obviously, it would be a big project and require focus, determination, and commitment. I also didn’t consider the impact of days which required me to focus on other things, as well.

Looks like the Self-Love September Journey will take longer than September to finish.

The past two days, I’ve encountered a series of technical challenges which I’ve overcome or found ways to work around the issue. I’m learning a ton of things about this process that I had no idea I would need to consider:

  • How drastically changing camera settings can affect recordings
  • The challenges of recording audio outside when airplanes often fly overhead
  • The weather / temperature patterns of the days
  • How early I need to be up to record before the cameras will overheat
  • How very long it can sometimes take to compile video
  • It takes a LONG time to create things I’m happy with
  • Virgo Me REALLY likes details (ok… I knew that one)
  • How many unpredictable factors there are in this project!

This is the perfect time to be practicing self-love.

Background of clocks with heart shapes superimposed.
Perfect time to practice self-love. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Instead of feeling like a failure for not meeting my self-imposed SUPER AMBITIOUS deadline… I’m celebrating the awesomeness of learning new skills and continuing to create despite things being challenging! I’m not going to give up just because I’ve had some set backs. I will remain focused, keep trying, and practice perseverance, in a self-loving way.

Practice #4 is taking it’s slooooooowwwwwwww time compiling. Hopefully by the time I go to bed, I’ll be able to get it uploading to YouTube – if not, I’ll start it first thing in the morning. Until then, I’ll continue posting the daily divination prompts in Wyrd Divination whether the videos are ready or not. ❤

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