Been a very difficult week for me in terms of competing priorities. With so many things on the “to do” list” I usually have to pick the most important ones and go for that but at times I realise just how many things are on that list. Then the crushing reality hits me that in fact I am not Superwoman or Mother Theresa but in fact I’m just little ol’ me and there’s a limit to my coping ability.
I don’t think I cope as well with heavy workloads like I used to. There was a time when I worked full time away from home mostly and for 12+ hours daily, then studied full time as well and ran a coven and I coped fairly well for a year or two. Admittedly I ended up rather sick and had to give up work but I coped quite well for about 4 years there. Now I work only part time, study full time, run a face to face coven, tutor to several hundred online students, run a charity, edit an international e-magazine, do ambulance officer shifts and provide free health care advice to those in need. Er…. hang on, I think I just realised I’m doing more now than I was then. Perhaps I do still cope the same way with heavy workloads but that my workload just got heavier and heavier… No wonder I’ve been feeling so overloaded again.
Smiles and blessings, Amethyst