I’m working on some new art for an exhibit I’m participating in this November. I’m juggling many hats and changing directions every day to feel like I’m accomplishing all the tasks on the list. I know I’m not alone trying to keep up; we all have a list of things to accomplish. Some things need our short term attention and other deadlines are much farther out. Plus, we also have to be aware and ready for those “surprise” tasks, like unexpected home or car repairs, family illness, etc.
It is all a part of life. It is important to find time to be calm, focused, then setting the priorities. One ball goes up, as the another starts falling down. Some days keeping track of things feels like the old Abbot and Costello skit, “who’s on first, what’s on second, I don’t know is on third.” It can be confusing.
I think of setting priorities as finding balance. Do we follow after each lovely bird that flies past? Are we strong enough to say not this one, but maybe the next? Will we be ok with just letting the opportunity pass us by?