Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Minimization of the Day 3/30/10

Things have been super crazy at work for the past couple of weeks, and to top it all off, I'm in the middle of the peak weeks of marathon training. I've managed to keep it all together, but I'm feeling like I need a bit of a breather.

I decided to take some advice from one of the blogs that I've been reading, and to assess my responsibilities for the next week or two and decide what is really important. I realized that I have one too many things going on here - deadlines for work, marathon training, happy hour (organized by me) for the SFRRC, a budget to finalize, stuff to donate, and to top it all off, Wildflower Training Weekend is looming out there as well.

If I go to WFTW, that adds another heap of responsibilities that I need to take care of in the next several days (laundry before and after, packing, shopping for food, not to mention the time away). When I thought about it, I decided that something had to give. I'm sad that I can't make it, but I know that if I give myself this weekend to get things in order I'll be so much happier. For once, I'm not trying to squeeze a million things into a schedule that's already jam-packed, and it feels good!

I hope everyone has fun at WFTW, and I'll see you back in SF, feeling refreshed!


Becca said...

I think we're on the same page! I need to de-clutter my life and prioritize things so I can be less stressed and feel happier too! :) Miss you and keep up the hard work!

Karen said...

Good work Jenni. These are always difficult decisions but are always for the best. Sounds like you're on your way to lighter, more organized and happy life :). Keep up the good work!

Allen said...

Parabens, Jenni! "Simplify, simplify, simplify" is a phrase I've heard and often go back to in moments like what you describe. It sounds like you're on the right track to a happier life. :)