I’ll start off today’s post (which is late.. bad me, bad me, but good me for making time to do it) by saying that I have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. Especially when it comes to planning and plotting world domination. No, not your world, but mine.
Right now, my world is chocked full of goodies that have everything to do with convincing me that strapping myself into an I-Love-Me jacket is the ultimate goal. Why? Because I’m on the road to hell–also known as starting up your self publishing career and writing career/business while juggling 24×7 mama duty. And don’t forget to walk the dog and feed the cat.
So no shit, there I was earlier in the week doing my homework for the rocking class I’m taking through an RWA chapter, when it occurred to me that… my career goals have shifted and I didn’t update my main goal and priorities list and make my platform and build my web presence and did I tweet today? What’s today’s hashtag fest in tweetville? Did I get those 25 likes on the facebook page yet? Oh crap, 300 more emails just hit the inbox. And a facebook notification. Great, but back to that web site building. I’ve got to finish updating it. Oh no one of those emails is for a mundane job–quick update to the resume and… crud, the phone is ringing and what? I missed an appointment? But I thought we rescheduled that to Thursday, but it was to Tuesday? *insert sound of screeching tires*
WTF am I doing?
This is sooo not me. I’m usually an organized gal in the midst of chaos, but this… this is freaking insane!
So what did I do? What I do whenever I get myself into a jam. Smote my forehead (okay so it was more like a pop upside the head, but you get the point) then promptly parked my butt in the nearest, comfy chair to ask myself…
“Self, which one won the race? The hare or the tortoise?”
“Then why are you trying to be the hare?”
“Because… because I’m an overzealous idiot.”
So there you have it. Me admitting to myself that I spent this week being an overzealous idiot and spread myself a wee (that’s an understatement) bit too thin. But I will tell you this… I’m darn glad I had this week, because now I’ve got an excellent idea of just exactly what my limitations are. Not to mention more focus on the priorities.
And on that note… I’m pulling a tortoise routine, skipping the emails for the night, and heading back off to where I want to be tonight and that is the next phase of the website build.
Take care, everyone, have a great weekend and we’ll catch you on the flip side.
~EK, resident tortoise