My ROW80 check-in. Not much to report again...
The past two weeks have been too hectic, and I am feeling swamped. I'm going under!
Okay, it's not quite that drastic, at least not anymore. Finally, today, I feel like things have slowed down, but I still have things to do yet I am feeling wrung out and exhausted. Last week was crazy, so my 52 Stories piece got pushed to the weekend, and the weekend was busy, and now I'm not finished with this week's story... And then the (finally resolved) e-mail fiasco that took two full days to straighten out. Eek! I need to breathe!
I have to remind myself--balance is an activity. It is something you do. So there will be swings from one direction to the other, and sometimes they are big swings and take me too far into chaos or stagnation. But I always get to move out of those places and back toward that center. Now, today, is a day for me to do some of that. Some breathing. Some playing. Some setting things aside for later, when I have a bit more focus and clarity for them. They will be better and things will go more smoothly if I take this time.
I actually do have a story started for this week. It's one I started at the beginning of my 52 Stories journey, and I am finally feeling like working on it. I think I know what to do with it. We'll see. I may work on that later, but there's a good chance I won't touch it until tomorrow.
Today, I need something a little more introspective and meditative. This is what I want to work on today:
- Reading and taking a photo for the Inner Excavate-along
- Reading and maybe adding some journal images for Creative + Practice
- Putting gesso on the pages of the travel journal I made for my vacation next month
That's my check-in and my plan. I think I'm going to go work on those journal pages right now.