I could add to the advice pile, but I’m not feeling it today. Today I am wrestling with reality.
I have a very full, very busy life. Lately, I’ve had some interesting opportunities that have come up. I keep saying yes. But I think I’ve reached the tipping point. Because there are only 168 hours in a week. And (theoretically) 49-56 of those (7-8 per night) are spent sleeping. Then there’s working, writing, commuting, cooking, eating, exercising, cleaning, showering, taking care of the cat, theater-going (for job and enjoyment), and socializing/family time. Never mind decking the halls this time of year. Every yes carves into that time. And calls into question my priorities and balance.
However, there’s another side of that coin.
Opportunities open up new paths to explore. At this point in my life, I realize those unexplored paths are actually pretty interesting. And those paths could be the beginnings of new adventures.
But there are still only 168 hours a week. So I need to figure out how to bend time.
Along this theme, I have postponed my personal NaNoWriMo to January. November is/was just too full. So rather than “lose” I am moving the goal to January.
And I have added daily step goals (10,000 moving to 12,000 Jan 1) as one way to “count” exercise. My commute (via public transport) got longer recently, so I am walking more. On purpose.
As for the rest of the wrestling match? Sounds like perfect fodder for resolutions.
Anyone else wrestling these days? And my NaNoWriMo friends, anyone want a do over in January?
Julie Hennrikus writes short stories under the name J.A. Hennrikus. She also blogs with Wicked Cozy Authors.