I’m ready, I’m set, I’m…darn, not even close to being done. My “To Do” list has been growing far beyond my ability to keep up with it. This isn’t necessarily a new thing; I’ve always been a lister. I have in the past kept lists of my lists. Thankfully that bit of OCD-ishness has passed, but I do still have multiple to-do lists, most of which don’t seem to ever get done.
It’s my own fault, really. I have a tendency to take on more than I can successfully finish. I had recently been whizzing along, on a roll as the saying goes, but a bit of science traveling completely knocked me off my momentum. Simply catching up on backlogged emails lost me a week of productivity. To this was the unexpected arrival of a series of editing jobs – both ongoing and new clients. And somehow I had managed to sign up for two online courses, both starting this week. Plus the book I had been in queued up on for the last several months suddenly got to my turn at the library; it was take it now or get back in the hundreds long line.
Ah, but that’s just whining now, isn’t it. My to-do list is long because I have a full life. I’m writing (at least two items are magazine articles to produce), I’m traveling (which I hope to write about soon, as soon as I sort through thousands of photos), and I’m active in the local Abraham Lincoln group (big dinner meeting with an author tonight). I have future trips on the calendar for November, another being planned for December, and early inquiries for a couple of big overseas jaunts in 2015.
So I’m not done, and likely won’t ever be done. Life is good and there is so much of it left to experience.
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© David J. Kent 2014