Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Milestone

I've been back at work for 6 weeks now (4 part time and 2 full time), and just today, I finished going through the mail that had accumulated while I was gone.

And that was just the physical mail. I still have a folder of email to come back to and "handle".

I long ago gave up on feeling caught up at home. Perhaps I should surrender the hope of being caught up at work, too- just embrace the never-ending to do list in all aspects of my life!

4 comments:

  1. "Embrace the never-ending to do list" = so true. One of those cheesy life's instruction book-esque pieces of assvice is "When you die, your in-box won't be empty." One of the hardest things as a parent/working person/spouse is to figure out how to lower the standards in every area a bit & to work smarter instead of working harder.

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  2. Little by little, I'm finally feeling like I'm getting my life back in order and returning to myself a bit. I just figure when the kids are this young, (general) you just can't keep up with everything else you used to do.

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  3. hang in there. don't overburden yourself with too big a list! Keep it simple. You are handling a huge amount even though the inbox doesn't thinnk so.

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  4. My company has an awesome "Women's Conference" every other year and one of the time management speakers a few years ago emphasized that we had to accept that we would never get our to-do lists done. And that we should be comfortable with that.

    Somehow hearing it from someone else, an "expert" even, made me feel better :D

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