I am stretched too thin. I’m always busy, that’s not new. I’ve been busier during lockdown, which surprised me but which also makes some sense. I am busy right now because I have a huge and hugely important project at work and I’ve jumped into this annual challenge to post daily. I’m too busy because I add things in without letting other things go. It’s untenable. I can’t keep adding things to my plate … and yet I keep adding things to my plate. I can’t give up sleep so that I can get things done … and yet I am getting less and less sleep so that I can try to get more things done.
Of course, even that description of how I’m so busy isn’t quite accurate. I do let things fall off my plate. I wrote about how seven folks from my job emailed me after my post the other night. I haven’t given myself the brain space to respond to any of them. They’ll get moved to tomorrow’s to-do list … but I just looked at tomorrow’s to-do list, and I don’t know how I’ll get to those emails tomorrow, either.
Yes, this is a super whiny post. We’ll hope tomorrow will be better.
So, plate too full. And it’s going to stay full for at least another 6 weeks. And then it will ease up a little, at least a little. But until then, I need to keep all these plates spinning — get my work done, get my writing done, find time to read excellent posts from other slicers, find time to sleep, find time, find time, find time.
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