Today I set the alarm for 6:30 because I needed to get to the grocery store early enough to do my shopping and make it home by 9:00 to start work. I had some essentials that I had to pick up (toilet paper, kitty litter and, well, food) and if I didn’t take care of it this morning my next possible free bit of time would not be until Thursday evening after 7:30. The litter box and my need for toilet paper were not going to hold out that long.
I managed to get to the store, purchase all of the necessary supplies, catch the bus just in time to make it home at 8:50, put the groceries away and started working promptly at 9:00. Working at home does have the benefit of my office being less than ten feet from my kitchen, which makes for a very short commute. I worked until 1:00.
1:00 until 2:00 was spent doing some much needed household chores (dishes, taking the garbage out, cleaning the toilet, mopping up old coffee spills from the kitchen floor). After this I went to meet a friend to discuss a possible documentary project and then home again to pick up my books for school. I arrived back at the spinster nest about 20 minutes ago.
For the past few months this has been my life. Always on the move, always on the go, never really getting to the point of resting because even when I sit still, my mind is thinking about the next thing I will be doing. It isn't that I'm not getting things done, it's that I'm spending ALL of my time getting things done.
Thankfully the semester ends next week. After finals are over I will have more time to myself and while I think that I’ve planned my class schedule much more wisely for the next semester, I do know that I need to figure out exactly what my priorities are because I can’t keep this up for an extended period of time. I love all of the things that I do, but while I might be a super spinster, I’m not Super Woman and at this rate I will eventually burn out.
So let’s call it my pre New Year’s resolution. Over the remaining weeks of December I will come up with a plan to not spread myself quite so thin in 2012. My New Year's resolution will be to actually stick to it.
Now, I wonder if I can get in a load or two of laundry done before bedtime…