For the last or so, I’ve been running at an unsustainable rate. We never meant for it to end up this way, but somehow I ended up managing two businesses, running a charity and being a mom, all at once. Thank goodness I retired from academia a year ago. But even with dropping my full-time job, I’ve been working 7 days a week with little vacation.
It’s not a badge of honour, this level of work, but an admission. It’s just dumb. Overwork to this level isn’t diligence, it’s just bad planning. To paraphrase Lao Tzu, if I don’t make some changes I’ll just get what I have right now: a lack of sleep.
So I’ve been making a series of changes in our lives. I’m trying to bring the workload down to a manageable level. We are loosening up some cash, and are likely downsizing our home. If all the balls I am juggling in the air end up right, by September I’ll be working 8:30-2, 4 days a week, with time for my charity work.
I won’t share all the details now, since I’m halfway through these steps and I’m not sure what is going to work out. But if all goes as planned, there will be a lot more blogging come September 🙂