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06 October 2014 @ 11:17 am
October  
Fall is busy. This month, I have:

3 days in Maine, starting tomorrow. One final weekend of wedding prep for friends' upcoming nuptials, then possibly a 2-day trip to CA, then a 2-day meeting I'm leading, but the second day of which I will hand off to my team so I can do wedding stuff. Then the wedding, then the following weekend the Food for Free fundraiser and sleep. The next Monday, I go to Maine again for 3 days, then spend a night at home before heading to CA, and from there, to Austin for the first week in November. What is even happening?

I actually feel really oversubscribed, both in my calendar and in my head. I'm also in the middle of about 50 gazillion conversations about what my job might be next year and trying to be clear in my head and heart about what's right and best for me in that. This will invariably mean letting down between 3 and 400 people.

Having put this all down on paper over the weekend, I realized that I will do better to start proactively doing a little scheduling bonsai, so I'm trying to move one CA trip and block some big chunks of time for self-care and introvert time.

Here goes!
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existential hot showerveek on October 6th, 2014 03:30 pm (UTC)
Wow. There is, quite legitimately, a LOT on your plate. If you would like occasional pompoms, I'll be cheering over here on the sidelines. Looking forward to raising a glass with you at the wedding! <3
blkblk on October 6th, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC)
"scheduling bonsai" omg I love this term. That's exactly what I've been working on lately. Mine also includes a wedding and a trip to CA. :)
DancingWolfGrrldancingwolfgrrl on October 7th, 2014 12:20 am (UTC)
I always feel like fall should be easier than summer -- which I *think* of as the crazy travel season -- and because of structural things about my life that have been true for 10+ years, it is not!

I also find that for me, having something big up in the air takes up a shockingly large amount of my mental air time, even when it doesn't feel like it's bugging me.

Here's hoping that bonsai leads to ease!
Mizarchivist: Heartmizarchivist on October 7th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC)
self care, ftw!

Edited at 2014-10-07 02:50 am (UTC)