If my friend Laura were still with us, and she could’ve spent her birthday today following someone around just to get material for her next comedic essay, she might’ve picked me. How might she describe this mess of a thing I laughingly called a schedule today? I wish she were here to write it, but I’m going to try and tell it like I think she might have told it.
Before I launch into all that, because I’m as likely as not to forget it if I don’t ask now even though I did put it in the title: would y’all sign my petition? I want to change the name of “work out” to “work in” because, if I manage to get any exercise on any given day, it’s just because I worked it in. And usually that results in my schedule not really working out.
As with many a splendored thing, this new schedule I’ve put together for 2014 looks great on paper. My first priority is writing, and I have rededicated myself to one project in particular (some of y’all who know me are thinking, She means re-rededicated). It seems like everybody and her brother has a “strategic plan” these days, so I came up with one of those to help me accomplish my 2014 goals. You should know I have certain personal challenges which are relevant to this discussion: I am not a morning person and even when I wake up early, I cannot be sure I am a fully functioning human until about 10:00 a.m.; I do not multi-task, and I tell myself that multi-tasking is the work of the devil so I can feel better about not doing it; I am a slave to lists, so much so that if I veer from the day’s list, I will make another list just so I can catalog and check off the things I actually did do – some people call that a diary, but, whatever. I’m also one of those people who gets more things done the more things I have to do.
So. Because of that last thing I mentioned up there, I thought concocting a daily schedule with “extra” things To Do built into it would be a great help to me! Let that simmer for a minute… . Continue reading