What I decided on that day in late summer was that I would fulfill my commitments, but learn from my zeal to be fully engaged as an artist. I vowed to be mindful of what I signed up for in the future, and as time permitted, dig myself out of my hole.
I made my To-Do List in January. Yesterday I crossed off the last item.
Some of the items on my list were not simple. Reformatting two books so I could publish them on various book sites as ebooks took months of work. I finished a quilt I gave as a gift. Some were one day projects, like wash and wax my living room and dining room floor. In the meantime, life kept flowing by, and I kept working on getting caught up.
Voila! The list is done; my life is manageable once again, and I am one happy woman. Until I forget the lesson learned, I am going to continue living a life in balance: work a little, play a little, do nothing a little, socialize a little, cook a little, and enjoy every second of this precious life. I don't have to do it all, nor do I have to do it right now. I'm going to do what I can, what I love, and live in the moment.
|Nothing better than a finished To-Do List|