2017-12-20 The Time Management Struggle…

… It’s real!

I had just over six hours of sleep and woke up feeling tired and not well rested. I’ve got swarms Of thoughts across lots of topics and things have just changed so fast I’ve had very little time to adjust.

The new gig is top priority (or should be) and despite feeling like I’ve spent an incredible amount of time trying to decipher what I’m reading and hearing, I’ve only logged a handful of hours. Did I mention I have a lot to learn? Probably.

Not to be dismissed is the transition from not working to working again. It took me a good month plus to get used to being off work back in the summer and now I feel as though I’m being expected to just jump right back in with no time to adjust. It’s a sruggle.

As excited as I am about the whole thing, the time management aspect of this is, at the present moment, challenging. I’m very used to having an entire day to exercise, write, run errands, and so forth, so fitting in time to work which requires significant brain power and focus is not easy. And it’s only day 3. Ha!

Also not to be forgotten is the fact the Christmas is this week. I never expected that I would start working before the first of the year, let alone have deadlines at the same time that I’m trying to get cards out the door AND prep for a family gathering at my house on the 24th.

For crying out loud, I haven’t even gone shopping yet. /gulp 😳

Plus.. I’m now one short week away from heading off to my MFA residency which will require me to shift gears completely. How much effort will it be to disengage my left brain and let the right brain take over?

The good news is that everyone is completely aware I’m going to be going off the grid for 10 days. I’m very much looking forward to that dedicated time, howiever it brings with it the start of a whole other weekly time commitment. That’s two big changes and commitments in a short time and I’m just hoping I can manage it all and not end up back where I was this time last year (coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs 🤪).

No matter what happens, time marches on and I trust things will all just work out. What’s the alternative? There isn’t one.

One thing at a time,

~Miss SugarCookie

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