I don't know if I mentioned that when I was up at Whistler I went to see a psychic. One, of many, things my psychic told me was that my life was very busy doing stuff for everyone else (I know that is pretty much every woman). She said I am feeling overwhelmed and consumed by the demands of others. She added that I need to slow down, let some stuff go and do something for myself. Specifically something creative.
My life is crazy right now with so many competing demands and every demand is as important as the next. It is a matter of shuffling priorities. Unfortunately, I become the lowest on the priority list. I think about things I want to do for myself, then something else gets in the way. I don't feel overwhelmed but I do sometimes feel frustrated that I am not doing things for myself.
I have tried to let some stuff go - you know ... things like laundry. When the mountain of dirty socks just about tumbled on to me as I walked into the laundry room - I realized that was probably NOT one of the things I should let go.
What I have let go of is caring about things that are not that important - like the fact there was a mountain of dirty socks. Dirty socks won't start a war, cause an time rift or ecological disaster. They are just there waiting. So rather than jumping on them the moment they fall - I let them wait a little longer so I can spend time in my studio working on my stained glass or go for a walk on the sea wall.
I am making less time for the dirt socks and more time for me.