Me? A White Rabbit?

Yes, I’m LateI just looked at the clock and was like  “Ack!  it’s already almost 3pm and I haven’t done my sponsor visits for the ROW80—I haven’t even written a check-in for this week’s ROW80.  I’ve got a ton of backlogged comments to answer for this blog, plus some on my ‘name’ blog The Garden of Delights (which I missed writing a weekly post for last week and likely will again this week), I woke up late for hosting my #JuNoWriMo sprints today…

and…

The list keeps growing.

Oh, dear.  Oh, dear!

My excuse?  I took an evening off last night to just goof off and relax.  It was the last day of school and after karate (I didn’t miss that), I came home, flumped in a chair and played some Pokémon White on my 3DS with a glass of sangria next to me and chatted on occasion with family, petted cats…  it was grand!

I didn’t know how much I needed an evening like that until I had it.  Bliss, I tell you, true BLISS!

That said, this morning I had to jump right into it again.  And I’m still late.  My son’s homeschool paperwork is due next week.  Our wedding anniversary is Monday, and we need to finalize plans for our weekend…  June is such an insanely busy month.  Sometimes I wonder at myself for jumping into challenges like these (the ROW80, JuNoWriMo, RSWrite, plus several projects offline).

I’d say it’s because I like to keep busy, and in a sense, I do.  But I’m starting to think it’s also because I’m avoiding something.  Or rather…  someone: myself.

Yeah…  that’s getting too personal for me.  Time to just finish this check-in and get some catch-up work done…  partly because I promised the Boodle that we’d be going to a concert in the park this evening, and time is flying.

ROW80LogocopySo…  how’d I do on my ROW80 goals?  Pretty well actually.

  • Writing —Except for taking a break yesterday… on target
  • Storyworld/character time — pulled this out both by rereading sections for continuity and writing about my characters, so a big yes!
  • Pushups/general fitness —karate, some gardening, and a bit of extra walking; still not up to par yet
  • Camera time daily — nothing yesterda or Monday (camera was on the “charge all the batteries” mission Monday)
  • French and German daily 10 minutes — missed Tuesday, but did Italian with two of my students that day, so …  does that count?
  • MOOCs — still no; dropping this until June ends

So…  it could have been far worse.  Definitely will have to keep trying to improve, but at least being late hasn’t meant I have gotten stuck feeling sorry for myself.  I’m still writing!

8 responses to “Me? A White Rabbit?

  1. I hate when I feel like I’m behind. It makes me so stressed that I start making mistakes and forgetting stuff. Your Pokemon and wine struck me as exactly how my daughter will have a peaceful night in when she is older. She is only 14 now, but obsessed with Pokemon and Zelda. Good luck from a ROW80 blog hopping friend.

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    • Thanks, Michelle.

      Hah! How sad is it that at 45 I spend my evening that way now? But it was really cathartic. So… no regrets.

      May we both forget far fewer things in the future… no matter how late we get.

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  2. I have those moments often–feeling like there are so many things to do and so little time to do them. We all need some time to unwind. I was feeling really stressed yesterday, but I went to my weekly yoga class and afterwards I felt so relaxed. It was exactly what I needed. So enjoy your Pokemon time!

    Good luck with all your projects and happy anniversary!

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    • Thanks, Denise. I do wonder why we always pack so much into our daily lives… Gluttons for punishment we are I guess. 😀 Hooray for yoga and all our ways we chill.

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  3. I have felt that way many times myself. It’s those unplugged days or days when I focus on something different, when you find a little bit of the stuff that got lost in between the couch cushions, like change, or writing ideas, motivations, etc. Life happens. Take a deep breath and that which you need to do will come. Take care and I’ll be seeing you around.

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    • Thanks, Cindy. Yea, there are just those days… I think we lose and rediscover things regularly just because we need to, even when we don’t realize that yet. Definitely be seeing you around the webs.

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  4. I have a hard time stopping myself from doing *everything* (ROW80, readathons, NaNoWriMos…) and then I end up behind because on my *best* day I can manage all those things. My best days are few and far between. 😉 Glad your night off was refreshing. True, good, not-doing-anything time is essential.

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    • It was refreshing. It was also good to just sit back a bit and think of all the things I’m trying to get done and say… “oh, I am going about this ALL wrong” (and often I was). A lot of these challenges can work with each other… But it’s a matter of choosing that balance carefully, because… none of us have that many “best days” when we stop and look at them.

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