I’m getting pretty good at this slowing down stuff.
Of course, I realize that my “slowed down” work schedule is busier than some people’s “high gear” schedule.
For example, today I worked on planning the 2009-2010 Northwest Author Series, while supervising a sleepover, taking the dogs on their walks, and otherwise holding down the fort while my husband is away for a few days at yearbook camp.
Tomorrow, I’ll get up, drop my daughter for an early playdate, go for a powerwalk with my walking buddy, take care of the dogs, and then host #platformchat, the new Twitterchat I started.
Did you catch that?
Twitterchat I started…? Does that sound like slowing down to you? (You can learn more about #platformchat here.)
How about planning for the Third Annual Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway?
Getting excited about Cindy Hudson and Kristin Bair O’Keeffe’s book launches?
Overseeing three e-zines?
Switching rooms for my office?
Planning my daughter’s fall activities?
Selling a pile of stuff on Craigslist?
Scheduling fall appearances?
Am I fooling anybody? Besides myself, I mean.
My husband claims that I am such a good multi-tasker, I sometimes make him feel slow. (He’s not.) I don’t do it on purpose. Of course I don’t. I’ve always been a quick-minded, somewhat impatient, foot-in-my-mouth-can’t stop-the-words-from-tumbling-out kind of person.
No, I may never slow down to other peoples’ paces. But I’m slowing down for me and that’s going to have to be good enough.
Happy summering, mamas!
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