Frequently I’m asked how I do it all and usually I spout of a myriad of people, things, and skills that I utilize to get ALL of the things done. I don’t intentionally lie but I don’t think I ever really say that you don’t get it ALL done. It’s not possible. All of the money in all of the world will not ever buy you the ability (I should mention here that AB just interrupted me to find out where the money from my book sales is. This is my life.) to be able to get ALL of the things done.
You can Shipt your groceries, Amazon your household goods, Mango your Laundry, Hire Nick to train you, hire the other Nick to clean your house twice a month, hire Aaron to fix your lunch, subscribe to TWO calendars to keep you on track, use lists to help you maintain your daily tasks… you could even have Jesus himself come down on more than one occasion to help you submit things on time for your writing career, and you still won’t get it all done.
There will still be text messages on your phone from friends waiting for responses that you swore you sent out weeks ago. There will be flagged emails in your inbox with important tasks that you may or may not have completed. There will even be a few family game nights that you let fall to the wayside because, even though you weren’t that busy, you were too tired. That’s a cop out but it’s true.
The trick is to realize that you’re not getting it all done, to do your absolute best to use your resources to get the most important things done, to never starve your family or run out of toilet paper, to forgive yourself and to keep moving forward.
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2 thoughts on “Truth Is: You Don’t Do It All”
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The trick is to first, not overschedule yourself. Second, to learn a good, firm No. You can’t do it all, and do a little happy dance at the staff you have helping you. Put an auto reply on the text machine, “Busy building a life for my family, leave a message. Consider getting two phones, one strictly dedicated to work and leave the personal one on airplane or at home. Then be dismayed at the ‘friends” who drop out because you chose to put yourself and your family first. I’m so proud you and AB have another venture going. The Auto Queens of the Bay Area. You are getting there. You really are.
OMG Yes. And the sooner you just accept that shit’s gonna go undid and undone, the better sex you have at night. Or in the morning. Or whatever. 😛