Being Breath

stories from the wilderness of everyday life

Overwhelmed!

Where to start? About what to blog? What do I create? What workout do I do? What should the kids and I do on a brisk, rainy fall evening? What do I make a priority - updating my poor, neglected photo site, writing a blog, cleaning the quickly-cluttering house, chatting with friends I've missed, ...

Ok, I'm seriously so distracted right now that typing that last bit caused me to dash away from this blog looking for a phone number for a friend I need to call (no luck finding it 30 minutes later...perhaps house cleaning should take priority?!).

It is frustrating when nothing gets accomplished because I don't know where to start. I've always found progression when I start somewhere (anywhere!) but recently, even somewhere seems to be off my map.

It's not that I don't have anything about which to blog - just that I have too much and typing about one subject makes me feel as though I'm neglecting the rest (perhaps a more important idea!).

It's not that I don't have anything to create - it's that when I sit down, without an idea for direction and amidst a rather messy creation station I find myself staring blankly at all the cool tools in front of me.

It's the same for everything else...cleaning, activities, etc. Unfortunately this swirl has been going on for about a week or so and shows no signs of slowing down. I'm thankful for having choices and that keeps me in a (semi-)balanced mood.

So I'm using today's blog as a dumping ground - starting somewhere by typing something, not knowing if it really makes any sense. I share because I'd guess that at some point you may have been here, wandering in the forests of ToDo's, not even sure which path (if any) lead to a clearing. If I find you in here with me, perhaps we can sit for a minute and swap stories. Perhaps by so doing, we'll each be able to stand up, take a breath, and continue on our ways.

*sigh*