Anyone else feel like these cookies? So full you're busting open. Yep. Right there with you.
'Tis the season to stuff ourselves ... and our calendars. And let me tell you, my calendar has stayed full for the last few months. School activities. Writing deadlines. Extra crafts I add on my own plate because I like to give people handmade gifts. And slowly church activities have started coming back. And now the holidays.
Ugh. It's stuffed!
Something I'm having to remember, despite claiming that I wouldn't be happy if I wasn't busy, is that sometimes you can be too busy. Yes. I went there. I said that.
And I'm beginning to believe I have found my limit. I don't need to take on anything else without dropping something first. That was a hard realization for me. Because so many people have been calling me a machine and wonder woman and super girl and all those other titles, I think I started to believe it. But you know what? I'm a human.
Yep. Just a plain old, everyday, regular human.
And I'm tired.
So, as I start to stuff my 2021 calendar full, I am trying to bear in mind that I am not made of steel or anything else hard to bend. And I'm also attempting to remember that I need to make sure I stuff more time for refueling in there than I have the last few months. Without time to build back up, my energy will be completely depleted and I'm going to be busted open like those cookies (or maybe even worse).
Have you ever had a realization like that? What are some ways you're keeping from stuffing your calendar too full?
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