Tuesday, March 29, 2016

One-Legged Man Busy

I've been busy.

How busy?

Busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest!

I'm too busy. But you already knew that- especially if you're one of my regular readers. Sometimes I'm too busy to blog!

I still marvel at how much of my time is spent doing stuff. I work, come home, work some more, work in between work, then go to bed.

Oh, let the madness end! 

This week I came to a decision. I'd have to let something go. Maybe more than one something, if possible. After a lot of thinking and grinding of teeth, I decided I had to let a community program go.

How can I express the guilt I feel for doing this? Especially since I was the one that started the project? Yet the guilt doesn't outweigh the relief I felt when I made my decision. The project is a good one, but the waning support through the past three years left me doing most of the work. Not a problem if I was still at home full time, but alas, I'm no longer at home, but working multiple jobs- not exactly something I'd planned! But until the finances are stable and I can build up one or two of the freelance jobs, I have to nix something. So the community project was tabled, my notes and lists handed to another to take the reins- at least until I can take over again. If I take over again. Right now I'm too tired to blink.

A bit of advice to all of you superwomen out there- if you feel relief after deciding to drop something from your schedule, it's the right thing to do. Let yourself feel a little guilty for not doing everything, but get over it quick, because you now have more time to focus on all the other things you're already doing!

And do not take on any additional projects! I know exactly what you're thinking...if you give this up, that gives you more time to take on something new! 

Don't. You. Dare.

See how I snagged those thoughts you just had and nipped them right in the bud? I know what you were thinking, because we awesome women tend to think alike. Oh yeah!

The project I dropped took up six months of my life. Six months I now don't have to spare. Now that time is spent on writing research and scheduling face painting gigs.

I also cut a few hours from my driving jobs to spend a little more time at home. It's not easy, but I can already see a difference in my family, now that I'm home when they are.

Who knows? I might even have my blogs come out on time for a change!

Being busy is a good thing- even the Bible has quotes about idle hands making mischief- but being One-Legged Man Busy is not what God intended!

Even God rested on the seventh day- who am I to argue with God by filling my days with never-ending work? 

As soon as I'm done this post, I'm taking a nap!


thea williams said...

you always put a smile on my face and in my heart, Beth. thanks for sharing so honestly!

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