As my sporadic posts might have already hinted at, I'm beyond-words-busy right now, to the point that I feel like I'm drowning. You know the to do list that feels a mile long? Yep, I'm there.
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The whole premise of this blog -- and truly the center of my world view -- is that we can each be great at many things. We can kick ass in a high-powered career and then come home and whip up a fantastic gourmet dinner. We can make time for hobbies we love and the people we love. We can find whatever balance each of us seeks if we just prioritize those things that are most important for us, and make time for them.
Ordinarily, I would shout all of that from the mountaintops. (Nevermind that the echo would make it all unintelligible. Assume I'm shouting one syllable at a time.) :-) But right now, I read all that and think, "Wow, what a naive, Pollyanna-ish view!"
It's true. When we're drowning, it's hard to keep a broader view. So right now I feel like I'm drowning so much at work that I can't even process the other stuff. We swore to ourselves we'd have a party in July, since we haven't had one in a year and a half thanks to the renovations. But Mark is drowning as much as I am, and I can't even think about planning it without wanting to cry. And I LOVE planning parties!
When your to do list gets out of control, what do you do? Do you try to pare it down to the absolute essentials? Prioritize? Do lots of tai chi? Thrive off the insanity? Do what I do and quit posting to your blog? Or post more to distract yourself from the more pressing issues? Seriously, please share. I could use some tips!
P.S. Huge thanks to my sweet blog friends who wrote to check in after my big posting gap. Y'all are the best. :-)
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