I like to be busy. There’s really no two ways around it. I can really juggle a lot of things if I really like them and somehow it all works out.
Yes, I do overextend myself, and sometimes I have to extract myself from that predicament. Recently, I had 4 things going on: church committee, Market Day chairperson, grad school and Girl Scout leader. I was officially feeling overwhelmed, and Ted even commented on it. So I was quite relieved when my church commitment ended at year end. Then the nominating committee for the PTA asked me if I wanted to continue as Market Day chair. I talked with Ted about it and he was gentle but clear, it was time for me to be done.
Now I’m down to 2 items: grad school and troop leader. While I am taking 2 classes this term, and always have, this is wearing on me, and this will be the last time I do so. I will go down to 1 class per term until I finish; at least that is the goal as of this writing. So grad school is 15 more months at most. I really can’t stop being a troop leader; as long as my kid is in it, I will be as well. But that’s OK; it is a good investment of my time.
But back to being busy. I have the craziest February on record going on this month. It’s just a lot of things in a short span of time. Lots to do for all aspects of my life, and work is really busy as well.
And I’m thriving under it all.
I am getting so much done. It’s rejuvenating for me. I live off the rush.
So of course, I also want to get a ton of quilting done. Part of me wishes to record no finishes per se in February, just so I can get a whole ton of hand sewing done for spring break, which is when I pretty much watch tivo non-stop for like 10 days. Part of me wants to finish stuff like there’s no tomorrow. Part of me wants to start new projects. That part of me is being ignored (OMG, I have so many UFOs!).
So let’s see where this goes. I made my to-do list in my January wrap-up post, so hopefully I can make a dent in it this weekend as we watch the SuperBowl.