Juggling- and admitting defeat
Do you ever feel like you've got too much going on?
Like you can't breathe?
Like, while your life may be good, it's too much?
I'm a busy chick!
3 teenagers, 3 dogs, one husband, home to run, errands to run, people & pets to care for, a business to run, art to make, ideas to conceive, networking to do, on, and on, and , well, you get the point.
We're all so busy.
But sometimes you reach the point where it's TOO MUCH, and you can't focus.
That's where I am now.
I haven't painted in a year.
I haven't picked up the charcoal in at least 4 months.
It makes me sad.
My house is a DISASTER!
It drives me batty.
I handle a billion and one things every day, but do none of them WELL.
And Im over tired, cranky, and SNIPPY.
I don't have time to play with my kids.
Or my wieners.
So this past week, I've been looking at things, trying to figure out how to fix this,
because I am going bonkers over here.
My dogs are ill-behaved, my teenagers are insane, and my ADD self is having a lot of trouble
focusing on anything for more than 10 seconds at a time.
So, I start listing the things I've got going on, and the things I WANT to have going on.
Thoughts about my family.
Reminding myself that I NEED to work on my art.
That I want to spend time at the Humane Society.
Asking, what can I change, what can I cut out, what can I shuffle around?
I decided, I'm quitting school.
See, I started out going for a business degree, because I thought I needed it to be able to
run a business and not bankrupt myself and my family.
Then I switched to art school because, well, I WANTED to.
I left art school due to some shady things going on there.
I don't like shady things!
Went back to business school.
But, really, do I NEED a business degree?
Being part of CHA, I get a lot of free business help and advice.
Etsy also sends tons of business advice.
I've NO desire to get a corporate job.
So, no, I don't need a business degree.
I'm finishing the class I'm in, and then I'm done.
Yeah, it's going to suck to start paying those student loans back in a few months.
But that's OK, we'll survive.
While on one hand, I feel as if I'm admitting defeat, on the other hand,
it's a big relief to know that in 3 weeks, I will have about 25 hours of stuff I
to do removed from my schedule.
Ah, what a relief!
I am so excited to have more time to work on my art.
I have big plans for the blog, and will finally have time to implement them.
I have big plans for my posts at Things Crafty.
Now I'll have time to do them.