Ever have times when days, weeks, and months zoom by faster than you can blink, and when you look back on them, you wonder “What did I actually accomplish?!” Yeah, me too.
It’s way too easy to be hard on ourselves for the things we didn’t check off our to-do lists and feel like “I got NOTHING done!” when in reality, we’ve accomplished quite a lot. So, here’s my personal reality check, to remind myself what I have accomplished:
- Saw a fun Super Summer Theatre production of “Noises Off” by Poor Richard’s Players at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.
- Wrote a couple drafts of the first part of my Communication MA capstone.
- Did some hiking in the Superstition Wilderness area.
- Celebrated a very special friend’s birthday.
- Completed one class, and began the next.
- Took the kiddos on a five-day road trip through Arizona, Nevada, and California to:
- Lake Mead National Recreation Area
- Valley of Fire State Park where I managed to start and maintain a campfire for a couple of hours, sans hatchet and with just a few pieces of kindling and only five logs… magic touch
- Las Vegas Strip, M&M Store, Bellagio Conservatory, Flamingo hotel gardens
- Red Rock Canyon NCA
- over the hump through Pahrump
- Death Valley National Park
- through Mojave National Preserve to see the Union Pacific 4014 Big Boy at Kelso Depot
- Joshua Tree National Park
- Took lots of photos, watched some great football games, co-lead a couple Girl Scout meetings, put up Halloween decorations, visited with family, made some yummy meals, helped with homework, practiced a couple fiddle pieces, and lots of other small things.
I often feel there is more I should be doing. I enjoy staying active. At the same time, I accept the truth of the old adage “less is more” so I try to find balance between boredom and frenzy, and try to make sure that my activities possess at least a modicum of meaning, a pittance of purpose, a fraction of function (… and by the way I love alliteration!)