Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Where the line?

Have I created a busy life for myself, or am I engendering chaos?

My day-to-day work is stressful and full...and I often spend the day on the computer, wrenching my brain around concepts, rationales, and budgets.

In my private life
  • I bowl on Wednesdays. **Update 2** I'm dedicated to finding us a sponsor for t-shirts this year!
  • I chair a Board of Directors of the best event in town, the Okanagan International Children's Festival.
  • I'm a member of the Board of the networking organization Penticton Women in Business.
  • I'm going to be directing a short, one-act play for performance the first week of December.
  • I'm helping to organize a local congregation's annual Walk to Bethlehem (a 3-day re-imagining of life in the Ancient Near East, complete with children's pageants and anachronisms).
  • I periodically write book reviews.
  • I (try to) have a social life.
  • I'm presenting at BookCamp Vancouver on Friday.
  • Oh, and I'm married, and trying to have a relationship that's more than coffee in the morning.
Where can I draw the line? What do I prioritize?

Then there are the things that I want to find time to do:
  • Work on my book idea with my buddy who lives in Korea.
  • Start work on a MBA.
  • Catalogue my movies.
  • Spend more time studying French.
  • Blog more often.
  • **Updated** Organize my photos, make albums even.
  • **Updated** Learn to use Photoshop.
  • **Update 2** I want to get a conversation salon started in town.

It has been an amazing Thanksgiving weekend, where my absolutely perfect turkey was consumed by a small group of close friends. I am grateful for the activities in my life, but I do wonder if I should pare them down.

I would welcome your thoughts and suggestions.