Sum, Sum, Summer Time!

Blogged under Yada, Yada, Yada by Tammy on Wednesday 5 May 2010 at 5:17 pm

Ah, running barefoot in the grass! It is officially summer time at the Crafty Princess house. I posted my grades yesterday, have one more day to show up this week for the graduation ceremony, and then I’m free until almost the end of June!

After getting up early for a doctor’s appointment this morning, then doing some grocery shopping, I had the rest of the day to myself. On the one hand, I’m thrilled to be off for awhile. After teaching six classes, keeping up with my About.com site, and working on a new book this last semester, I really can use some down-time. However, on the other hand, my mind is racing with a to-do list that is forming in my brain. I feel compelled to have something, or lots of things, accomplished during my time off.

But where do I start? The list is crazy long, and I know it will be impossible to do it all. There are so many ideas swimming around in my brain that I’m having a hard time focusing: my Etsy shop needs some attention; I’d like to give this blog a face-lift and seriously get some ad revenue going on it; there are a stack of books here I’ve been dying to read, yes, reading for pleasure!; I need to continue my house reorganization efforts I started during spring break; every window in this house needs new curtains in a desperate way; there are tons of old tutorials on my About.com site that need template updates; oh, I could go on and on!

Am I the only crazy person that feels like I have to working during my vacation time?

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  2. Comment by Heather — May 7, 2010 @ 10:22 am

    Tammy, I often feel extremely overwhelmed by the “Things to Do List” in my head too. I am a morning person so I try to do all the hard (least desirable) jobs first thing while I am fresh and then use my later in the day energy to create new things. Sometimes all the rest can just wait a bit after all life is a process. I need a clear and focused energy to be successful at tasks like updating my etsy shop, adding new gadgets to my blog…. And when THAT LIST is driving you crazy it is usually the best time to escape into that book you have been meaning to read (even if only for an hour). Because your priorities will line up while you take a break- they have a life of their own. My days are full of choices centered around the things I love to do the most and for that I am so grateful!! It was not always like this. I was a full-time mother, teacher and co-owner of my husbands business for about 13 years. I rarely had time to even think about what I wanted to do.

  3. Comment by Cyndi L — May 7, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    I have always said that I end up needing a vacation to recover from my vacations. When you hit the ground running the way you do all the time, you really are going to need to set aside some “relax and dream” time!

  4. Comment by Eileen — May 8, 2010 @ 11:51 am

    Vacation time? What’s that? It’s so hard to unplug these days, that the best of all worlds is to have a job that you love. I like to think I’m on a permanent vacation 😀

  5. Comment by Tammy — May 8, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    Wow, Heather, Eileen, & Cyndi, you are so right! I do agree that I am very lucky. I don’t really have anyone to answer to, and I get paid for work that I love to do. That is one reason I’m always working I guess.

  6. Comment by Linda — May 9, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

    I understand how you feel. I feel it on weekends–as if I have to get so much done and I feel kind of guilty on Sunday nights when I haven’t accomplished that much over the weekend. I hope you find a way to balance your list with relaxation!

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