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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

This last 2 weeks have been insanely busy. This weekend was so busy I actually caught myself wonderring if I had lost my mind to make so many obligations for myself. My conclusion was that I have over extended myself beyond all reason. I was so busy with jobs 1-4 that I let a critical logic process fail and did massive damage to my event this last weekend. So it is time to re-prioritize. I mean I really have to look at all I have going on and see not only the things that contribute monetarily but the things that contribute to me as a whole. Reality check, I do all of the following:
1) I am a full time nurse in an oncology practice
2) I work at my father-in-law's auto auction doing data entry and helping with inventory
3) I work karaoke with my husband on weekends
4) I am an independent Avon representative
5) I am a club DJ that promotes Rave events
6) I am a mother of 3 (This being at the end of the list doesn't indicate a lack of importance, just how intrinsic it is to the point I almost forgot to list it)

After weighing it over and seeing the fatigue I have had from deadlines etc that actually allowed me to commit promoter mistake #1 and bring in an unverified DJ duo to spell me out at my last rave which did mass damage to the rep of my events as well as caused me stress in new ways I figure something has to go. I had to sort it all out, at least 1 thing has to go.

That lead me to weigh the value of the individual occupations themselves and their relevance.
1) MOM is a given, it could use more time for it.
2)Oncology nursing: Primary income source and something I really have a heart for
3) Auction: This is a familial obligation to my husbands family and I feel like it allows me to give back
4)Rave dj/promoter: One of the few times I feel like I am REALLY me. I love this and cannot fathom giving this up
5) Karaoke with the husband: bonding time for the Hubby and I, good stuff
6)Avon: lately with product shortages, screwed up orders and deadlines this is a constant source of stress and strife. I think this needs to go. I have to be honest with myself that this is not paying out advantages anymore. It is just a drain. Time to give my customers the name of my down line reps and call it good. They will provide more adequate customer service and my clients will be happy and I will be free of the stressor.

I feel greatful to have made this conclusion. Last order is submitted by me this Friday. I am done.

Now onto ironing out details for my next rave on the 26th. This is a huge event. 5 DJ's including myself. Lots of incidentals to figure out. all 4 of these dj's I have heard enough times to know they are good and safe bets. Refreshing change from the drunken drama fest that the 2 dj's last weekend turned out to be. (Sadly this is why I prefer not to deal with female dj's, they are usually not as talented as the boys, nor do they have the werewithal to function and stay sober. ANd they are frequently drama generators with minimal professionalism, thanks to the vast majority of them I had to start hosting my own events because no promoters were willing to take the risk to hire me out. Now many of them are knocking on my door. I couldn't even display my talent because I had to overcome their preconceptions of female issues). I am excited but it is a lot to plan out and I will need to start working on large scale planning for future events. THe reestablished focus allows me to focus on my diet and health a little more.

Goal now is to re-establish equilibrium. emoticon
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    Thanks guys. Sometimes I have to remind myself I don't have to do everything. However I don't feel like I am living unless I am in the thick of it more often than not. I find now that I am doing the DJ thing I feel alive enough that I can let some of it go. I think I may push myself a little harder because I face death so often with so many of my patients and some of them are in their 20's and it is a constant reminder that I have no guarantees of tomorrow.
    1964 days ago
  • SIONED40
    Frankly, I have no idea how you were doing it for as long as you were. Good trouble shooting and keep us posted if it helps out.
    1964 days ago
    Dang, you are busy! Being an oncology nurse hast be draining, mentally if not always physically. I get the family business thing, My father and I ran a construction company and that can be taxing as well.
    Good for you for finding the one thing that isn't "doing it" for you and letting it go. Sometimes we add by subtracting. Best of luck to you.
    1965 days ago
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