I realize it’s been more than a week since I have posted, but somehow, life and living got out of control. I’m sure we’ve all experienced it. I had been pushing the envelope, as they say, for quite a while, and I think it caught up with me. First I got sick, then my mother got sick (much better now) and then there were several out-of-the-ordinary time-consuming chores/responsibilities with the pets, then I got sick again! And all that doesn’t even account for the job and day-to-day activities of running the household.
But I’m glad to report that I’m “almost” recovered from first the sinus, and now the allergy attacks. I suppose I’ve been doing too much taking care of other things and not of myself.
Time always is the enemy—never enough of it. It reminds me of the title of a book that came out some years ago: Women Who Do Too Much. And aren’t we all guilty of that? When I was in my 30s I never ran out of energy. I’d take on one thing after the other. But now, thirty years later, I find that I must pick and choose. It’s not necessary to do everything.
I am about to begin my last week at my job before retirement on Friday, June 22. I know that the extra 11 hours I will get to spend at home or wherever I choose will relieve some of the pressures of daily living. But then again, I also feel that each of us is our own “worst enemy.” But I am going to try to pace myself – to not think I can do everything now that I’m going to be retired.
I look forward to getting back in my recent routine of posting on my blog. I have missed it!
What about you? Are you guilty of pushing yourself to the edge in what you want to accomplish? How do you pace yourself? Establish priorities? Determine what’s essential and what’s optional?