On Tuesday someone asked me, “You doing anything this weekend?” My response: “Improv show on Friday, driving down to LA for a gaming event on Saturday, recording a story for PodCastle on Sunday, and going for a nine-mile run at some point.” So, yeah.
I wrote a few days back about how I saw my emphasis on getting thing done was affecting me. To put it in slightly different terms, I’ve been focusing on Doing and not leaving much time for Being. Over the last few days, I’ve realized that I’ve been close to putting myself over capacity. As a result, I’ve delayed a few things I had told myself I was going to right at the beginning of the month — notably, watching the second season of Rome and starting the revisions on Sun, Moon, and Stars — so that I could finish off some work in progress. Do I like having to do that? No. Is it the end of the world? No. Can I accept it? Yes. Am I enjoying the things that I am doing without worrying about the things that I’m not? Absolutely. And more and more I’m realizing that watching my capacity and scaling back when I need to is one of the most important things I can do for myself.