When we think of Spring cleaning, it’s about weeding and clearing, but what about our own lives, our me-time? My planner is filled to the brim. Involvement is a great way to “get out of ourselves” and make a difference. An organization we believe in needs help, and we volunteer, but over-involvement takes its toll. To-do lists stack up. As a responsible person, I can’t just quit or become forgetful with tasks I need to complete. I am cutting back in ways that benefits me the most. Do I feel better? Yes, I do, and I’m off to swim laps in celebration.
Last night my husband and best friend, Gerry, asked my how my sequel to Deadly Alliance is coming along. Slowly, I said, with this, that, and the other thing. His advice? Cut back, give yourself more time to do what you love. I’m completing my year as Secretary/membership of OCCRWA, and will assist the person who takes this on. I get a lot out of my church and my sorority alum group, Kappa Alpha Theta. I won’t be doing any political work.