Jumping In With Both Feet, too much, too soon

Good morning, my good friends of the Flame.  I hope you have had a glorious week, and are looking forward to the weekend ahead. If you have exciting plans, you might tell us in the comments of this post!

I had a very frustrating week.  I didn’t give myself enough time to rest and recover from being sick.  I dove right into an online course I am taking.  I spent the week frustrated because everything I did was taking twice to three times as long as the times I had given them in my schedule.  Yesterday, I threw up my hands at 4:30 PM, stopped, and walked away from the computer. I was fed up and felt like giving up.

I have a standing call on Thursday nights with my Writing Buddy.  In telling her about the week and why I didn’t make my goals, I realized that I need to track the time these new things take, so I can create my schedule accordingly.  Consequently, my writing goals for the coming week are 1) to journal daily and 2) to track how long things really take. (Toggl will be my friend this week!)

I started several new adventures this week.  I allotted much less time for them than they actually required.  Therefore, my week crashed and burned, and I followed in its wake! Now I know why that happened AND I know how to fix it.  Though the process may take a week or more to complete, I know what I must do.  I’m glad I figured this out BEFORE September 1st, because that week is the start of the Fall Season at our Church, which brings with it a Tuesday night Choir Rehearsal and a Drum Circle (which I am leading) on Thursday nights.  I expect to have a good idea of how to revamp my schedule before those two evenings are not available.

Two of the new adventures are writing related.  I also have a goal of doing NaNoWriMo again in November.  I also have a goal of putting together a draft of my Legacy Tales out for beta on January 1, 2016.  I must have a good handle on the time things require because, after my surgery in October, everything else is not as important as PT and whatever else they tell me to do to to get well as fast as possible.  The schedule will change radically, I’m certain, however I will have a clear idea of how to put all of the other pieces around the “getting better” pieces because I will know the amount of time they require to be done well.


The time for Week Three entries to be submitted is drawing nigh. Be sure to give us your interpretation of “Kissed by Fire” by Sunday night!

Calling all Poets:  There is a contest for poetry offered by Writer’s Digest. For details, click here.


About cedarwolfsinger

A woman on a journey.
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3 Responses to Jumping In With Both Feet, too much, too soon

  1. skyllairae says:

    Sounds like you’ve got a lot going on. Sorry you had a frustrating week, I hope next week gets better for you.


    • Thanks so much. Yes, I do have a great deal going on. I just need to take a step back and realize what I can and cannot do right now! And also, as I said above, track how much time things really take, so I can allocate the correct amount of time on the calendar — with a little bit of wiggle room. Thanks for your comment!

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