Guest post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess
I was thinking the other day -- as I was going through my To-Do list -- of how many things I do because they inspire me or because I am obligated to do them. Truly, most everything on my list is an obligation because, well, if I don't do them my clients won't pay me. Am I inspired to do these items? Maybe not. Should I be? Yes.
Looking at my list let me realize just how much writing I do for clients on a daily and weekly basis but it also showed me how little I do for myself. I haven't penned a confession story in ages, I haven't worked on my book in weeks and my paranormal romance remains firmly planted inside my brain. The more I looked at the list the more disheartened I became until I realized something... if I didn't have the skills that I have honed I wouldn't be able to work from home, with my Diva Poodle Henrietta at my side. I'd have to buy a "work wardrobe." I'd have to battle traffic and deal with office politics. When I put my obligations into that spotlight, I felt better about what I do, what I am obligated to do.
Are you inspired or obligated?