After two long and arduous nights of work in a row, I spent most of Sunday flat-lining and in bed (while Calvin napped…thank God it was Sunday and Michael was home.) My allergies have been really bad and work can just be brutal on my body sometimes, so I was feeling physically pretty low. When I am not doing something, I feel lost and like something is just not right. Even when I’m sick, I feel guilty and upset because I’m not “doing”, I’m just “being.” It’s wrong, I know. I can’t even watch a movie with Michael without a ball of yarn and a crochet hook in my hand. I’m a multi-tasker through and through. I get it from my mother…she’s a genius at doing several things at once while making it seem like she’s just going along with the flow.
So it should come as no surprise to me when several things fall in my lap at once. After all, I made it happen that way, right? I agreed to take on these projects and pick up shifts at work, because hey, I’m a multi-tasker and I can do it all. HA! “I can’t” are not words I like to say or hear, but they are true.
What I’m trying to figure out is a way to accomplish all that I have laid out in front of me. Laying in bed on Sunday, I realized that I just need to shift my expectations a bit and take a step back, which is what I am going to do. I also need to remind myself of what I already have accomplished and be satisfied.
For the next week or so, I will be trying to meet a personal creative deadline (which I will share with you once I have finished) and I foresee most of my evenings being spent cranking out work. I hope you’ll continue to check back in from time to time, though. I might be able to squeak in a few posts between now and then. But if I don’t, just know that it’s only me trying to heed my own advice.
Wishing you all a lovely week and hoping you will take some time to do what makes you happy…just don’t overextend yourselves!