We’re back after a brief blog break ready for all kinds of leaps. Odin, seen above, stays in shape by leaping, climbing, running in a feline version of a triathlon. I wish I had the same energy but I’m dancing close to burn out. In order to take care of my health I’m doing the bare minimum work online. My acupuncturist said in order to conserve my energy I have to talk less which is hard because I spend so much time doing cat consults and other business on the phone. Plus for those of you who know me, know how much I love gabbing!
It didn’t help my stress that we were blasted by anti-Howard and Beth Stern flamers on our post about North Shore Animal League last week. In six years of blogging I’d never experienced such vile comments. I deleted most the offensive ones with but I believe if someone has a legitimate opinion they have right to speak it and have left many of the comments up. They are eye openers and the upside was a huge surge in traffic.
The good and better news is the gargantuan task of migrating my other blog, Boomer Muse to WordPress was completed today by our host Godaddy and is a testament to the power of social media. I’d blogged about being forced to end my blog and tagged Godaddy on G+. They phoned me the next day and agreed to do the complicated task. After six years of blogging there was huge archive of posts and images requiring lots of manual acrobatics. It was a huge relief to save everything including over 200 cat posts. I’m very grateful but I’ve been on pins and needles for days and now, I have to build out and design the new website. I’ll let you know when it’s ready. It will be Laylamorganwilde.com and Cat Wisdom 101 will remain as is. I’ll revamp the design once I’m feeling better.
What’s keeping me sane is of course the cats and spending as much time in the garden as possible. Merlin (who is doing well) loves my bed “office”.
My advice to anyone juggling too many balls:
1) Unplug from digital devices (at least for a few hours)
2) Spend time in nature (not on the phone)
3) Talk less, breath more deeply.
4) Rethink what’s normal. Let’s make an afternoon cat nap the new normal.
5) Drop a ball. It won’t kill you.
6) Ask for help.
7) Snuggle with a pet.