Don’t tell Murphy

You know that feeling when you are totally overwhelmed by absolutely everything in your life and just don’t know where to start?

Like Murphy’s Law is just waiting to drop something else on you?

Well, that was me just a few weeks ago.

I was tired of turning in never-ending circles and getting nothing done so I decided to take some vacation weeks off to permanently cross certain things off my to-do list.

Yeah, like once and for all.

If I can’t jump on a plane and relax under a palm tree somewhere hot, I decided to vacation from professional deadlines and get some ish done that will help me in the long term, like every-other-day early morning walks, improving on my eating habits, learning to ask for help with certain family responsibilities and seriously getting my house in order (literally and figuratively)…

I even organized and prepaid for my own funeral arrangements, something I always said I would do to avoid leaving that sad task to a grieving family member.

[I will write about this experience in a future post ].

I’m so happy with what I was able to accomplish, without the constraints of the 9-5, that I truly feel my creativity returning and filling my soul to the point where I am almost itching to write again.

I’m looking forward to letting words flow again, whether it be as a blog post or as a private journal entry no one will ever see.

And I’ve got a mini-project close to my heart that I’ve started dabbling in (and has little to do with fiction writing).

For the first time in a while, I feel…hopeful. But I’m going to keep my hopefulness on the low so that Murphy doesn’t notice for a while.

What about you? How are you coping these days? Don’t be afraid to share.

14 Comments

  1. This took a turn with that funeral statement! But you are right; it’s a part of life that should be addressed and handled before the dying part. Whenever my mom goes out of town, she reminds where her green (death arrangements) folder is 🙄

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  2. Honestly, I’m not coping.

    A double dose of loss plus a pandemic equals me floundering around with a pile of to-do lists. I have projects and goals, but no focus. Here’s hoping 2021 ushers in the calm I need to get back on track.

    Kudos to you for your accomplishments! 🙂

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    1. I’m sorry to hear that. This has been more than tough for you and your lovely family. Don’t be too impressed though, my to-do lists have always been a coping mechanism to keep me afloat and now is no different. You are often in my thoughts Sis. 💜

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      1. Many thanks, my friend. I’ve been going through the motions for far too long. Time to take stock and live with purpose instead of simply existing.

        Peace and blessings to you and yours for a “mild” winter. 😊❤

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  3. I need a blog post to hear about planning your own funeral. My grandmother did the same thing, all the way down to little keepsake placards. It was the least stressful funeral I’ve ever been a part of.

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