Thursday, September 6, 2018

A Lesson in Prioritizing.

Today I am tired. I am lying in my bed, the blinds are closed.

These fading days of summer in September are not to be taken for granted, I know.

I’m just tired. 

I’m also finally home, after two weeks away at the lake. I spent 10 hours driving yesterday.

I was home for 11 days in August. 14 days home in July. 15 days home in June and 15 days home in May. 

So I have had a very nice summer. 

When I got back to the city late last night, I felt sad. Summer was over, I could feel it in the air.

That’s not to say I can’t continue to travel, I did spend last fall on the west coast. My dream is to spend every fall on the west coast. The season lasts longer than it does on the prairies, at least where I live. 

My west coast fall view from my vacation rental 

For years and years, I have fantasized about living this way. The reality of it has not disappointed me. Experiencing this freedom is amazing. Maintaining it...takes a lot of work. 

Right now I have a headache. It woke me up at 5 AM. I do not like anything that wakes me up at 5 AM. 

One of the many reasons why I chose not to procreate.

Or have a pet.

I have a lot to do-I’m hosting a birthday dinner for my dad this weekend, which means my brother and my nephews are coming over which means I need to bake a few dozen cookies.

I have a full menu planned but I have zero food in the house as I’ve been away. 

So, I need to grocery shop. 

I also have several articles outlined, to be written for publications next week, my YouTube video of the week isn’t ready yet and I have to make lists for lists of other things that need attending to.

I also need something to eat for breakfast. But I am on the 3rd floor of my townhouse and the thought of rolling out of bed and rolling down the stairs to my kitchen or then rolling down more stairs to my garage....ok I’m just being snarky here. 

I’m still in bed, writing this post on my blog app. 

Because I am tired. And my rest and relaxation come first. 

Writing daily comes second. I have large goals to achieve. 

Being busy and constantly on the go has been my MO-my way of living-for so many years. 

It impresses people when you tell them how busy you are, especially when it comes to running a business or raising kids. It made me feel accomplished and useful. 

I was exhausted by the time I graduated from high school. I had my normal classes, plus violin, piano and theory classes plus teaching 20 kids per week. I was expected to practice 3-5 hours a day for each instrument because I had music exams. 

Then I continued to do that in college. Teaching full time after college and performing and when I quit all of that, I worked 50 hours a week as an office manager.

So I’ve always been busy. 

These days, I make sure I have 150 hours a week of alone time. I spend 10 hours a day writing. I go for a walk or run the stairs in my house when I’m home. 

I cook my own meals and read a lot. I research other businessmen and women. I study other bloggers and I daydream a little. 

On occasion, I go have lunch with a friend or visit someone. 

So I’m still very busy. 

Just more comfortable. I’m still in bed and I have finished my blog post for the day. 

Just in time for lunch.

One day I will have a personal chef.....

Have a lovely day.


LeNora Faye
Bitchy Bookkeeper
Almost an Author
Former Fantastic Violinist 

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