Sunday, August 12, 2012
When there are only twenty four hours in a day, I find myself struggling to prioritize. I am one of those persons who gets involved with a project and doesn't know when to stop at the expense of all else.
Presently, I am working on a book. It began as a research project about about a gold mine in the Mojave Desert in 1906. Based on photos and recollections of my grandparents, the story begins in 1790 and traces the family history through migrations, and finally a 1852 wagon train to California complete with smallpox epidemic, Indian conflicts, Mexican War etc. The photos are grandmother in the desert where she hunted to help feed her family, and crocheting in their little mine cabin.
My problem is that my Sparks activities are suffering. I hate to take the time out to exercise and logging my meals is a nuisance. I find that my weight is creeping back up and so a change is absolutely necessary.
The past two weeks, I have been logging on to Sparks in the morning and getting my exercise in after breakfast. I don't allow myself to open the book file until this is done. I guess you could call that prioritizing. I can work on the book all afternoon and finish the Nuturition Log after dinner. This seems to be working. The scale shows a slight weight loss.
Working at the computer can become an obsession as the persons I am writing about seem to come alive. I am fascinated with their history, but I am struggling to keep my own well being in focus.