Is your to-do list winding down this week – or ramping up?
I find myself getting to a tipping point every December that teeters precariously upon the insertion of one hundred envelopes into a mailbox. Much like we date points in history with BC and AD, I balance the ongoing to-do list in my head the same way. Call it “Before Cards” and “After Delivery”. A few nights ago I was sitting on that seesaw, my end as high up in the air as the device would allow – as if an elephant were perched on the opposite seat, not budging one bit. As I worked through the weekend, bouncing from pile to pile and task to task, my seat slowly lowered towards the ground and I could see the end in sight. There are always moments when I feel like I’m dangling off the ground and in need of a good, firm grounding (or a nice long nap), but for the most part I enjoy the challenge, the busyness and then the relief. The joy of completion, the triumph over time. Tomorrow I’ll slide those out-of-town envelopes into the box, and on Wednesday the local friends’ will follow. Looking forward to that, and the relaxation time to come. And glad I tackled this personal challenge once again (even if the last minute postage snafu nearly kicked my tail!).