Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time to get focused!

It's spring! I haven't finished my major yard projects that were supposed to have been done by January 1st! The house is a wreck! ARRRGGGGHHHHHHH! I'm working as hard as I can to fix it all.

Then I woke up this morning and my first thought was: Am I doing what I'm supposed to?

Answer: No.

What I should be doing:

Writing. Painting.

My latest book should be at the editor right now. Instead, it'll be another month before it's ready.

I'd told myself I'd enter some art contests this year, which means coming up with new work. I'd told myself I was going to start plein air painting again. I told myself I'd be doing a lot of one-hour paintings.

Nope. Hasn't happened.

And like I said, the house is a wreck. I can't find anything. I don't have room to move. I have CHAOS: "Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome."


It's time to dip into savings. (ARRRGGGHHH) Time to hire some people to help out in the yard. Time to finally get those home improvements that I've been putting off DONE. I'll take the next 2 years to do that.

And all along, I have GOT to pay off those credit cards!

(After all, everyone says the economy is going to crash at the end of next year. It'd be nice to be on solid financial feet if that happens.)

If I close my eyes, perhaps I won't notice my safety savings net decreasing all that much, right? Perhaps the universe will reward me when I begin painting/writing in earnest again.

After all, we have to do what's important and let the rest get done as it can.

Are YOU attending to the important aspects of your own life?


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Beth Caudill said...

Am I doing what I should be doing? Yes, No, Somedays, maybe? All I know is right now I'm feeling like a failure in my homelife and business areas.

It's all stress related. Stress of homeschooling, stress of a bad economy, stress of not making money at the businesses.

At least the walking areas of the house are clean, (we don't speak of the basketball sized attic filled to the brim or the garage which doesn't fit cars in it.)

It will get better. I've had a mental pity party for about a month but it time to get over it and be positive and keep plugging away. Tackle one item at a time. You aren't wonder woman and you don't have to do everything at once. :)

Carol A. Strickland said...

So wise!