You know the saying, “Better late than never?” Yeah… that’s been my life lately.
Most people juggle a certain amount of things on a regular basis. Generally, I think that if you do something enough, you get fairly proficient at it. But what happens when a person has TOO MUCH to juggle? How do you decide what gets done in a day and what doesn’t? How do you decide your priorities?
I’ll give you an example. Currently, my (3 days worth of) dirty dishes are sitting in my bathtub soaking. That is because after 23 years, I’m finally getting a new kitchen. (The old one had very few appliances working, 58 year old, cracked (avocado green) tile and linoleum… and… well, I could go on for hours, but you get the picture.) I’ve been trying to get a proposal out for weeks, but I’ve started a new day job so my writing time has dwindled to tiny increments. I’m still dealing with my father’s Alzheimer’s and the back to back releases of Living Dangerously and Against The Wall. Oh… and I’m trying to get ready for the RWA conference next week and I’ve not done a thing.
So… you see my juggling act. Did I mention this blog is about 12 hours late? Guess what fell through the cracks? I can’t do much about it, but pick up the dropped ball and toss it back into the mix. So, here I am tossing those balls up in the air, but wait, I’m forgetting something… Right! My dishes are still in the tub. Heading off for dishpan hands. (You can now imagine me hunched over the tub’s edge as I scrub away.)
How well do you guys juggle? Are you better at it than me? (I think most people probably are. <G>) Let me know what you think.