I’m an eat-your-vegetables-first kind of girl, and it’s causing a bit of a problem right now. My “vegetables” at the moment are all the important tasks at hand regarding a cross-country move and career change. And “dessert” is all the things I love to do, like write this blog, practice yoga, and sleep, to name a few. And in my classic habit of getting the bad out of the way to allow room to savor the good, I’m being good and packing boxes, posting items for sale on Craigslist, and returning calls from recruiters. But as the infrequent posts plainly show, I’m not getting around to the good stuff! Not that I’m living a completely ascetic life at the moment – my friends aren’t letting me leave without many dinners and goodbyes, which is a pleasure. But I am finding the imbalance to be a bit of a stress.
I’ve decided the best way to handle it is to forgive myself for all the things I’m not doing (the blog and that book can wait), schedule time for the important stuff (like exercise and sleep), and just put my head down and power through. After all, at some point soon the boxes will be packed and the new job will kick off and life will be back to normal. That said, I feel better acknowledging that I can’t do everything all at once. There’s something helpful about just saying that out loud! Here’s to more energetic and frequent writings once my world slows down.