I definitely have a problem with focusing myself sometimes. Even with this blog, I originally reserved the domain name with the thought that this would be a blog about my digging myself out of my seemingly never-ending student loan debt. I had just finished reading Joe Mihalic’s account of how he had dug himself out of $90,000 in student loans in 9 months. (He graduated from Harvard with an MBA and there are definitely differences in our financial situations to start, but still, his story motivated me. His blog is called No More Harvard Debt.)
As you can see, this blog is about more than just getting out of debt. The problem is, some days I just don’t know what to work on next and it gets overwhelming. I want to have or build my own tiny house, but I have no real carpentry or mechanical skills. I’m going to the tiny house workshop in DC in October as a precursor to another class in Vermont next summer, but then I have to save money to take that trip to Vermont, and I still want to pay off my personal loan of about $4200 by December, and I want to take some e-courses at the same time, and continue my studies toward the CES certification. Oh, and I want to continue working out at least 5 days per week plus riding my bike to and from work. And still make time for my animals, because well, they are my kids. And eat healthily and grow my own wheat grass and dehydrate my fruit in the new dehydrator I just bought. And try to blog at least 3 times per week, and have the posts be more than mindless drivel. And…and….and….. But wait, when do I sleep????
Do you see where this is going?? How do you decide what to do first or chase first when there are so many things to do?? (Wow, I’m using a lot of question marks, aren’t I?)
If anyone has any advice as to how to slow down and prioritize your energies when you want to accomplish so much to change your life, I’m all ears, so please leave me a comment below. In the meantime, I will try to remember what it was like to focus on the sounds of the waves lapping against the shore of Grand Cayman just a little over a month ago, pictured above.