Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I'm Too Popular for my own Good
Goodness gracious, folks. Give a girl a bit of space! I know I'm fabulous company, witty, fun and energetic, but I can't come to every party. Sometimes, I need to stay home. I have to write!

I'm just being silly, of course.

My life and career certainly don't merit paparazzi level interest out there. But life has seemed to take an uptick on the social front here lately. I get tired just looking at my calendar. In fact, I just did something my younger self would be shocked to see: I cancelled a social engagement! Just looking at my weekend made me want to burst into tears, and that's not a recipe for fun.

I know, first world problems. I'm grateful to have them.

As we near the end of another calendar year, I'm struggling to keep my balance. There's the day job (teaching middle school), the children, the husband, the dog, the rest of my family, the books I want to read, the books I want to write, critique group, cons, promotion, blogging, exercise, doctor's appointments, house upkeep, GAH!

Today was a rough one at work, too. Lots of kids lashing out about their own issues and me catching the brunt. It can make a girl feel off kilter.

So, here's to breathing deep the fall air and long walks that clear the brain and still the frabjous heart. May we all find the peaceful center of our too-too-busy days.