My Life Feels Like a Cruise Ship Sometimes... and Not in the Good Way...

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My Life Feels Like a Cruise Ship Sometimes... and Not in the Good ship

Wow, this hit me like a ton of bricks today.. ok maybe a ton of chocolate covered hearts considering it's Valentine's Day. But I just likened my life of business - and personal I guess, to a cruise ship.

Ever been on one? What is there to do??  EVERYTHING - that's what! If you are bored on a Cruise it's your own fault. I have only been on one cruise in my life and it was a short one at that but I loved it!! ~Side note- I LOVED eating a full dinner of anything I wanted, then going up to the Sushi Bar at 10pm and gorging again on that! HA ~

That being said, my folks have been on many cruises.. for weeks, months at a time. There is always something to do. You literally cannot do everything they have for you on a cruise ship.  There is one activity after another... in all areas of the boat too... for all ages!  You barely have time to do the relaxing you so desperately wanted to do because of the constant barrage of games, events, contests, activities, etc....

This got me to thinking about life. There is ALWAYS something to do. Take ActiveRain for example... What prompted this blog is the group Bananatude did a Valentines contest and I happened to miss it. I really love contests and am usually up for anything but missed this one this time and I feel bummed about it!

Then I started looking on my Twitter page.. there were contests there too! My competitive bone is getting ruffled because of all these missed opportunities... but if you caught my last blog about not even having TIME to blog, you can see why. I do have a lot of wonderful new clients and my first priority is to them.

I think that is the case with all of us. There are so many social networks to keep us occupied, locked into, updated and blogging about that we barely have time for business much less life in general.

We have to pick our battles as we go through life. Not necessarily pick those things to which we argue and fight over but those things that take up our time.

We can't participate in every activity on a cruise, so in life, we can't keep up with every social media, every contest and every person that comments (although I have seen some heated blogs about that lately.) We need to prioritize our life into segments that truly mean something, have value or enrich our lives and family as a whole.

So I missed some contests.....   eehhhh, I won't stress... I'll catch the next one....


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Lynda White
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How

I know what you mean, Tammy, I had to cut back on my Twitter time on the weekends to spend more time with the family. Now my Klout score has suffered as a result, but you know what? My family's WAY more important.

February 14, 2011 10:21 PM
Joan Valverde
GRI, CDPE, Colorado Springs, Monument, Black Fores
Synergy Realty Group Inc

Tammy,  You are very correct -- there is so much to do that we need to figure out what to do and what not to do.  We need to concentrate on the 80/20 rule.  And work on the 20% that accomplishes our goals!

February 14, 2011 11:31 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!
Keller Williams Real Estate ( Denver metro area, Colorado

Tammy ~ you hit the nail on the head on this one.  AR is just like a cruise ship.  Many times you find out about the activity/contest after the fact.  I wish all the groups that did hold a contest would post them to the ActiveRain Contest Group.  It would make it a little easier for those of us that have that competitive bone!

February 15, 2011 10:23 AM
Navona Hart
Real Estate Agent, Farmville Virginia Homes & Land
Real Living Cornerstone

I go crazy when I miss the contests too!  My life is busy and crazy too.  Better busy for me though.

February 15, 2011 12:19 PM
Tommy Taylor
CNE- Texas Hill Country Realtor
Taylor Properties &

I know your feelings. There is always something to do. As soon as you think you are catching up, you look around and see that you forgot this or missed that and are actually behind again. Where to start...when to stop....

February 15, 2011 11:57 PM

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