First off, our apologies for not writing in a very long time. Though I will swear that we are certainly up to something here. We've been in the process of moving the blog over to our main site (yes, this is the unofficial announcement) since it's a move that makes sense for us (more on that later).
Between this and my content audit (a process where I'm going through everything on the site to create an inventory with notes), I've been doing a lot of time-consuming work that feels never ending with no quick wins. And today, I was visibly tired of the task at hand. Though we have shifted a lot of the basics over, I'm now going through and adding the finishing touches to each post. Since it's time-consuming, it feels like I can't see the results of my efforts anytime soon. To combat this, I took physical and/or mental breaks every now and then... but it never quite got rid of the feeling I wasn't getting anywhere.
Then I remembered this article by Sarah Von Bargen where she suggested that the key to happiness at work is to track your efforts, not your results. It may seem like odd advice but in the midst of this particular task, it's exactly what I needed to remind myself, that there was a value in doing this work and I am indeed the person to do the job (even though I must admit, some of this will get delegated).
Sometimes we all need to take a deep breath and remind ourselves why we're doing what we're doing, whether that reminder is about a task at hand or about our roles and projects. If you're feeling the way I am right now, you're certainly not alone in wondering where this is all going - I assure you you're going somewhere and soon enough, you'll land where you need to be.
And if it's not of value, then determine whether you should still be working on it - and do something to change that.