Sorting Out The “Mess”

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Courtesy of jesadaphorn/

As the days go by, I am still climbing from under piles of work that awaits my completion. It can be a bit disheartening when a long day of typing, researching and editing goes by but there isn’t even a dent made. While I wish my to-do list would vanish completely, it continues to grow with each passing day.

Regardless that I wish I could snap my fingers and everything be completed, I know that is impossible. Missing months of work has left a huge pile on my desk and in my inbox. Any one person would take a nice amount of time to finish it all.

At first, I beat myself up for not being able to accomplish more in a day. Then I realized that I had just gone through a traumatic few months and would need more than a couple of weeks to get back to my normal routine.

So, I decided to give myself a break. Allowing myself to enjoy the fact that I can still do something I love everyday is what gets me up in the morning. Taking the stress out of the situation has really helped me to power through. By getting organized mentally, I have been able to sort through the mess. It’s absolutely invigorating.

There are still stacks of manuscripts to be edited, websites to be fixed, subjects to research and stories that need an ending. Yet, it doesn’t cause me to freak out like I did when I first got off bed rest. I just turn my computer on and hope I can get at least one thing done. And you know what. That’s just okay with me.

Until next time.