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Monday, April 13, 2009


It's a bit of a struggle, balancing all the obligations one has, with all the projects one wants to pursue. I've always marvelled at those who can pull it all off: raising kids; holding down a job; writing daily word-minimums; reading a book a week; keeping fit...

Right now, year-end bookkeeping and grant-writing are about all I can handle. Add to that, a few dreamy forays into mentally rewriting the novella; doing a bit of reading; socializing for sanity's sake.

But I suspect, whether we 'do it all,' or just 'do what we can,' we all have felt that distinct stomach-drop thrill of the balancing act. And the anticipation of the relief or rest that awaits...

(Image courtesy of hdc.)


Blogger Tricia Dower said...

I hear you, Tamara. I have all the time in the world yet I'm torn between (among?) writing, putting in a garden, cleaning up administrivia, cleaning house, etc. We do what we can.

Love that image

Wed Apr 15, 08:13:00 pm GMT-4  
Anonymous Mandy said...

I worship people who can do it all, that's definitely not my story. I watched that "I Don't Know How She Does It" movie ( other day and wished I were like Sarah Jessica's character in that movie. However, I'm being too lazy for that, and laziness is the only thing that stops me from being that "I can do anything" kind of girl. I'm trying to cope with my laziness by combining activities and making errands as described here
But I realize that this is just the way I am. To be honest, I don't think it's worth bothering if being able to "do it all" doesn't make me happier.

Fri Aug 02, 04:35:00 am GMT-4  
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