You've probably heard the phrase, "When life throws you lemons, make lemonade," but what I haven't heard is what to do when you run out of space to store said lemonade. My fridge can only hold so much of the citric-acid sugary goodness, but that's beside the point. Lemons aren't the point either. So what's the point? It's possible to have so much good and so much not-good happen all at once. Or totally weird things, like finding a stalactite above the ceiling in my office. I'm not kidding. A slow, unnoticeable drip has, over the years, formed a calcified deposit that looks like a strip of cave bacon.
I just said bacon ... (dang it, now I'm hungry ...)
This, among other reasons, is why I've been something of a social network recluse lately. Time is not my friend at the moment (spring daylight savings doesn't soften the blow). I don't mean to complain about time management, but it would be nice to have more of it. An unavoidable transition is taking place on my end. The day job is more demanding, the kids are getting bigger, the house siding is falling apart, and the call for a new novel is ear-piercingly loud. Add a few classes I'm teaching at my old college in a few weeks (never saw that coming) and I'm relearning the art of the powerpoint presentation.
Thirsty yet? I've got a few pitchers of lemonade!
(I should set up a stand ... I'd make a killing!)
But these aren't bad things. They're challenges--challenges that need facing. That's the difference. And to meet those challenges, I need to sign off the Internet (for the most part) for the next couple of weeks. By then I should have enough steam (and a few pitchers of lemonade behind me) to keep this blog on the level. Until then, keep being as awesome as you always are. And let me pour you some lemonade.
What are your thoughts on time management? Is it hard to unplug from the social network, or easy? What's on your plate lately?
I'm David, and I forgot to say "Woven copy edits are done!"