Thursday, 20 September 2012

Rocking, Rolling and Re-evaluating.

Things are moving and shaking around here. It is a busy time in the world of Katie O’Connor and when life gets hectic, I always find myself re-evaluating my life. Do you ever get in one of those moods when you think about all the things you are doing and wonder how you got so busy? I’m there now and I’m trying to understand what takes up all my time so that I never seem to get anything done. This isn’t complaining it is just my over-active mind sorting things out and figuring out where I am. 

Although I am enjoying it, this having a job takes up a lot of time. Toting around 30lb bags of dog food is definitely going to help get me in shape. I’m also working out again. After seven months of being unable to exercise I am enjoying the gym. Okay, maybe enjoying is the wrong word, but I am getting down there three or four times a week and I am shrinking back into shape again. I really do wish someone would invent a magic fitness pill. This having to find effort, dedication and will power is for the birds. Working out does increase my energy and we all know that my heart and lungs can use the workout and being fitter is never a bad thing. (Please, no lectures please on the incorrect usage of fitter.) 

The other things taking up my time? My quilting business, carting the cat back and forth to the vet. (I am cat sitting my daughter’s cats until the baby gets bigger.) There is always writing, rewriting and editing to be done. I won’t try to fool you by saying housework takes up my time because I only do the minimum. (After all dust bunnies are an endangered species and I like to think of my house as a game preserve for them. I am pretty sure I saw a dust-rhino yesterday.) 

Having a new grandbaby is a wondrous thing. She is a delight and I am spending hours just holding her, feeding her and cuddling her. I’m pretty sure my son-in-law is getting torqued at finding me in his house all the time, but who cares? J 

What am I missing in my life right now? Time for friends, old and new, is lacking. It’s been a long time since I opened a book or fired up my Kindle. There was a time in my life when I finished a book every second day, and I’m missing that, but then again I didn’t do much besides read back then. I haven’t spent much time in my studio lately, and I can hear it calling my name. I’m hoping to make a journey soon to see my folks and my sister in Edmonton. Oh, and a journey to Regina to visit my BFF now that I have enough airmiles. 

Clearly, I need to develop some time management skills. Maybe if I got off my ass in the evening I could spend some time in my studio which is pure pleasure for me. Or maybe I could do some reading, which I love. I have been sneaking in some doodling lately which is nice. I’ll never be able to draw and I’m good with that, but doodling is relaxing and entertaining. 

So after much self-evaluation, I have concluded that my life is good, I am lazy, and I need to create more time for family and friends. Being busy is good it keeps me from getting bored.


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