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Saturday’s Different Priorities

Sandra Tayler's Journal

responsible woman

A cobble by itself is just a small stone, but when many of them lay together they create a path . My life is made up of many discrete parts. I have to find ways to fit them all into place so that I can continue to journey where I desire to go. This journal records some of the cobbles that create my path.

Saturday’s Different Priorities

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responsible woman

For today I put away my list. I did not try to keep myself on track. At bedtime I decided on one thing I would do first and then I would just do whatever followed naturally afterward. I’ve discovered that it is important to give my task managing brain a rest in this way. It spends so much time in overdrive. So my day began with dropping Link off for his Pokemon League meeting. Then, since it was nearby, I picked up a prescription. I was in the car anyway, so I decided to head over to the storage units and bag up the garbage there. All the plastic pallet wrapping and paper filled two 55 gallon garbage bags. I shoved the eight wooden pallets into one unit and canceled the other. Job half done. Of course then my car was full of garbage. I drove over to the warehouse to pick up the pile of garbage from there, and then took all of it to the dump. All of these were things on my list. They were things that have been making me feel stressed because I didn’t know when I would have time to get them done. I still have to figure out how and where to haul eight pallets, but I definitely feel better.

When I returned home, I continued my meander by spending time in my former shipping room. I sorted and stacked the last of the business things which need to go to the warehouse. I dismantled two more shelf units which also need to go. By next week that room needs to be ready so I can set it up as a place for Kiki to come stay during the Holidays.

The point of this is not the things I did, but the fact that allowing myself to ignore the list gave me permission to sort my day according to what most wanted and needed to do rather than by what logic dictated. If my brain had decided to spend the whole day curled up watching television, that would have been okay too. Right now it is afternoon and I feel more relaxed than I have all week. In a little while I’ll need to look at my lists again, because there may be things on those lists that will turn into catastrophes between now and Monday if I ignore them completely.

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