Friday, June 17, 2011

How I'm Doing...

I've been struggling with regular posting lately.

As I mentioned on My First Book, my revisions are slowly but surely choking out the rest of my life. I'm not going to go into it again.

Instead, I want to think of ways to improve this situation.

Ah.

Therein lies the rub. I want to finish round 1 of revisions by August. Actually, I want to finish that round by the time I go back to university. So slowing down too much is not really an option.

On the other hand, I don't want burnout.

But Economics classes + serious revisions = disaster waiting to happen.

In the mean time, I want to work on my dancing and on my singing.

And... most importantly, I'm still searching for some quiet time. (I think I'll go into that on Monday.) Note that this is the only thing that can technically be seen as relaxation.)

So yeah... I now remember why I only focused on writing before. My life can fall into turmoil very fast.

I'm going to have to find a space for everything in my life. Before I get pushed out of it completely.

Anyone else feel like this sometimes? How do you solve it?

6 comments:

Suze said...

Be gentle with yourself, Mish. There's only one of you.

Claudia said...

One step at the time, that is my mantra and it helps! Plus each day I treat myself with something nice, like a nice cup of coffee with hubby on the terasse! And you will do it too :)

Medeia Sharif said...

You sound overwhelmed.

I keep to-do lists and multi-task, but I still can't fit everything in. I take a breather and try to tackle things the next day. It makes no sense to be overworked and uncomfortable all the time.

Have a great weekend.

Geoff Maritz said...

Misha, thanks for your visit.
"One day at a time, sweet Jesus, is all I'm asking of you. Give me the strength to carry me through one day at a time."
We are all given exactly 24 hours a day to deal with, no more and no less. It all depends on what you decide to do with those 24 hours. My daughter is also studying economics, through Unisa, working for Avis, dealing with a relationship, coping with her own home and so on and so on. She's also struggling, but you know what? She's doing OK and I'm very proud of her.
The studying will come to an end soon enough and she will reap the benefits for the rest of her life. Her relationship with her boyfriend will or will not develop into a marriage, also life changing. Work will always be there and so will God.
As far as blogging is concerned, we understand and also find it time consuming. Don't stress too much, Focus on whatever is most important to your life and use the time you spend driving or waiting or relaxing to commune with God. He loves you and, just like us, He understands.
Father I humbly ask you to help Misha just one day at a time. Geoff.

Misha said...

Thanks Suze!

Claudia, a treat sounds like a great idea! :-)

Medeia that sounds like a good idea. I did end up taking a breather so that I can get some stability into the situation.

Geoff, thanks so much for the prayer and for your encouragement. It means a lot to me.

mybabyjohn said...

Finish one task then move on to the next...too many things at once and you become like the paper hanger, stuck to the wall.
Thanks for dropping in on thefeatherednest