This past summer I spent the day at the beach with my cousin, aunt, and my mom and it was glorious. Beautiful sunshine, warm(ish) water, and sandy toes…my favorite things. In between swimming and napping, I was talking with my cousin, Lauren.

She’s 18 years my junior and a total powerhouse. She’s got a fabulous career and for fun, she dives with whales in Norway, fights for grizzly bear rights in Wyoming, and paddleboards with her two golden retrievers on Lake Tahoe. She seriously hasn’t met a challenge that she couldn’t hit head on.

While we were talking she shared some things she’s got going on and a laundry list of things to do, but stopped at the last item and said ‘that’s a future Lauren problem.’ I loved this so much that I can’t stop thinking about it.

I’m a planner and a worrier. If I don’t have anything to worry about, I create stuff. Now I’m trying to shift the voice in my head and say ‘that’s a future Shannon problem.’ LET IT GO FOR NOW.

I think it’s the same with Social Media. If you put the right plan in place, and fill in the details you’ve got, you don’t need to worry about the strategy EVERY DAY. You’ve got this. You just need to create the plan and implement it and stop overthinking. I’m pointing the finger at myself here.

Like all of you, I’m a work in progress. I’ve got my content calendar set for the next few weeks with themes, post ideas, holidays, and hashtags. Now I can enjoy how I’m showing up on social and when worry creeps in, I hear Lauren reminding me ‘that’s a future Shannon problem.’

I hope you are all enjoying these last weeks of fall. And try letting future challenges live in the future!