Thursday, November 10, 2011
I was at a parent's meeting at school this week. Like every other parent there, I am busy. Actually, I am busy beyond my own comprehension. Then a statement was made that I am already finding out for myself - this is as slow as this school year will ever get. Based on what several mom's had told me last year, senior year was to be the taper year since the heavy lifting had already been done. Not hardly. And certainly NOT for a student with top class ranking. Since these are the kids in our circle, all mom's feel as I do - OVERWHELMED.
Instead of reciting my excessively long to-do list, and feeling the hopelessness that is associated with it, I need a different approach. I feel frustrated because I am not producing much in the way of results. I feel ineffective. Everything on my list is important - that is how it made the list in the first place. Prioritizing is one of my problems.
I hope this is the first of several blogs as I talk myself through this issue. Less talk of how busy I am and more talk of how productive I am. Emphasis on how focused I am while developing positive habits to avoid the distraction trap.
One of my prime reasons to grab my life with both hands is to get off the slippery slope that I invariably gravitate to. Sheila told me " as for your 10 pounds, you know where you are headed". Yet I continue to grab the wrong things simply because, "I'm too busy to stop and eat." It could not have been a lifestyle change because here I am again.
I have to stop it here and now. I know how easily those pounds can all return and bring friends. Venting about my lack of doing it is only a distraction from actually doing it. It takes work, effort, and planning - just like everything else on my list.
One of my most favorite things to do it quilt. I have been stressing out over a quilt that is to be a Christmas gift. Today, it is finally ready to be quilted. I will plan it out in manageable pieces so that I can continue to enjoy the process. Yes Sheila, it is a bargello, "Cosmic Twist" from the book Twist & Turn Bargello by Eileen Wright. It is my first bargello, but not my last.
Thank you for reading. Until next time. . .