Back into this topsy-turvy mess of a life that I suspended for four weeks of awesomeness.
But, I shall not fret. This morning I was telling Leo about all the thoughts that have been running through my head on various things to be done and I realised that I was beginning to sound like a madwoman. Heavily jetlagged (woke up at 3:30am and sleep has eluded me since then) and barely coherent, I jumped from area to area of my woeful life and threw up a string of random inadequacies that I bumped into while running frantically within my head.
I realise now that I should chill, try to take stock of the things that need to be done, deflate them out of their inflated proportions, and allocate time to them. For instance, emails to be sent to friends – I could perfectly clear a weeknight to do it, with a glass of red wine and a cat purring by my side. Cleaning up the house – I just need to pluck up the courage to call a cleaning company and arrange for a time for them cleaning ladies to come sort things out. (I don’t know why it takes so much for me to make a phone call, but it does. I don’t like talking on the phone.) Mountains of work from various projects – I just need to start doing them, and control the panic monster when it rears its ugly head and scares me into hiding my head under the sand consuming junk content from Facebook and Reddit.
After putting the post-Argentinian mess in order, I can then allocate time to do other things that I want to do in life, like routine exercise and reading Spanish books. Oh I also need to sort out the pictures from Argentina, put them online onto Flickr (so many promises made to people, that must not be forsaken), and arrange them into a photo book to be printed when the next Groupon deal comes around.
I just checked, and the next Groupon deal *is* around, and ends in four days. Gotta try to download the software tonight and tinker with it.
Anyway. Gotta chill, and start work now. Lots of interesting material to wrap my head around!