Summer is coming to an end. School has resumed, the temperatures are finally dropping slightly, and to make it official we had rain. After a long summer of record high temperatures and drought conditions the rain was a welcomed relief. The kids thought it was ironic that it rained on their first day back to school. I felt it just added closure, that the summer had wrapped up.
At the end of things I often reminisce about the highlights and lowlights. Evaluate what was right and what was wrong; What I can do better next time, and what things should be avoided. That’s sort of what I’m going to do here. Step into the way back machine, and here we go. . . (wavy lines across your screen.)
I have accomplished part of my goals I set at the beginning of summer, made partial progress on some, and others have . . . well, fallen by the wayside. I should have established a firm agreement with accountability partners but I didn’t. I have managed to drop a little more weight, but have by no means been as hard after it as I should. Hey, I don’t deal well with triple digit temperatures. The outdoor activities fell away quickly as the temperatures soared. Seriously, I’ve had heat exhaustion before and put myself in that condition again even after I knew I should have just stayed inside.
Overall, though I have come to an epic decision. This may not be such a surprise for those that know me, but it was a shocker for my own realization. I have too many irons in the fire! I will have to set some of them aside, for now. Alright Penelope and Tim I see you laughing over there!
Reevaluating often means refocusing and realignment. Definitely need that! So, starting Monday, I’ll be starting a new schedule. All other things will either have to fall by the wayside, be set aside for future planning or built into the schedule. I have to schedule my priorities, then whatever makes the cut will stay, after that I don’t know when I can get to things. Right now I’m still working on this. I have four more hours worth of stuff to cram into a 24 hour day. I can make it work, really I can! Who needs sleep right?
In reviewing my blog, I am surprised at the posts that are the most viewed. What did I do right, what did I do wrong? Some of the posts that I worked on, did research for weren’t viewed nearly as much ones that were “fly by the seat of my pants” madness. Apparently more people want to read my sarcastic wit than techniques for writing better. Hmmm, that gives me an idea . . .
Scratch that – 6 more hours to cram into 24. I can do it if I stock up on the coffee, figure out how to write on my phone while I’m on the elliptical, and eat my lunch while I’m showering. It can be done I’m sure of it. Or maybe I should just admit it and focus on only a couple of things!
Anyone else have system overload, with too many things to handle?
Write on my friends, write on.