It’s funny how one little project or idea turns into one more and then another and before you know it your schedule is so packed that one life change throws you into a tailspin that quickly goes out of control. You wake up one day and look around at the mess you are living in wondering, “How did I go from being organized and meeting deadlines and having time for the things I enjoy to just existing to try and get things done?”
Two years ago I thought I had a handle on my schedule. Then one family emergency threw my schedule completely out of whack. I have not been able to get it back under control since. I look around and see how far behind I am on getting our new house in order, getting the covenstead in order, getting our business in order and managing the volunteer work I do within the community.
So here’s where I’m drawing the line. I WILL get it all together. In order to do that I’m having to learn the hard lesson that I have to give up some of the projects I’ve taken on. I’m taking a look at the organizations I’m involved with and asking myself if I’m really doing them a service if I can’t keep up. Which ones would be better off with someone else doing what I am supposed to be doing? Which ones can I keep up with better if I step out and allow someone else the opportunity to serve? Where will my contributions really count?
So here is my journey of soul searching and cleansing. I’ve got a lot of both to do and invite you to share this journey with me. Maybe I can learn something from comments from you and maybe something I do can help someone out there.