Summer is great in so many ways. The long days, the heat, the relaxed attitude, no school. I’m realizing it’s a great lazy-maker as well. On that last day of school, before summer, I was planning how I could make the most of the summer days. You know, remain productive, keep a schedule, actually get things done. Why has that not happened?
Of course, I’m going to blame it on the move. How could I remain productive and get things done while moving? In the past that’s exactly what it would have done for me. I used to be Super AR* Girl! when I was under stress. That’s how I managed to graduate with honors from college (can’t remember if I did so in high school…that’s a little too far back although I was still Super AR). I would stress so much that nothing else mattered except scheduling and organizing that stress. I thrived on it.
Apparently it’s that stress that made me get things done. Somewhere between kid one and kid two I lost the stress gene. My priorities have changed and being Miss ÜberAR just doesn’t matter as much anymore. I went from planning out every single minute detail Du and I would do on our trips in Europe to flying by the seat of our pants on our family trip to Orlando earlier this year. What’s up with that? I used to be a royal list maker. Nay, I was more than a list maker. I would have whole charts, maps and schematics created to organize myself. Now I can barely force pencil to paper to write anything out. I do not thrive on it anymore. Thank goodness I still shower and brush my teeth.
That I am lazy less organized isn’t a new revelation to me. I blogged about it the whole month of April (to the moans of my readers, I’m sure). I’m just beginning to realize however that I do need to function in this new normal. I still have things that need to get done. I still need to be organized. Big things are on the horizon that need to be attended to:
- School. AAAGGGGHHHH!!! It’s coming way too quickly for me. I’ve got the curriculum ordered but I haven’t planned anything out. I actually impressed myself by getting the curriculum ordered early. Urged by huge Alpha Omega and Tapestry of Grace sales, I couldn’t afford to wait anyway.
- Sew Petit. AAAGGGHHH!!! I’ve got to get new products onto the website. I’ve got some new fabrics for burp cloths that I can’t wait to introduce. And I’ve got several other ideas that I need to begin working on.
- Bible Study. AAAGGGHHH!!!! I’ve fallen off the wagon with this one. How can I expect to be my best (or at least try my best) everyday if I’m not spending time in the Word and learning more?
- Let’s see: bills, finishing decorating the house, making “friends” during this year in Alabama, transferring contacts from old phone to new one, finishing up digital scrapbook of our Orlando trip, moving all cds to ipod, etc., etc.
None of it will happen unless I acknowledge they’re coming (or are already here) and plan for them. The saying is true that a person is more productive when they’re busy. When you’re not busy you get lazy. Am I really not busy enough already? So, now that I’ve wasted taken who knows how much time writing this post I’m going to sign off now and actually go and get some things done. Jaci, you may actually have done a brilliant thing.
*AR, of course, stands for anal retentive. You know, that unflattering term we throw around like it’s not really gross once you start thinking about the words.