It’s been kind of a hectic spring.
I’ve found myself juggling a lot of different projects lately, including a veritable boatload of them from last year that never quite got completed, and as a result it’s starting to have a not unnoticeable impact on the new things that I wanted to do in 2012. I started the year thinking that I could just do a little bit of work on all of them simultaneously and eventually everything would just work itself out … but that didn’t really pan out like I had hoped, so now as of the last couple of months I’ve sort of changed gears and instead been picking one project at a time to focus all of my efforts on, and unfortunately as a result it means that everything else has been falling behind… 🙁
The good news is, it’s technically working in that I’ve been able to get one of the big things off my list and another absolutely gigantic one should finally be wrapping up here shortly.
The bad news, though, is that those other projects – including my beloved humor column – have sort of been collecting dust and just keep getting farther and farther behind for every week that I ignore them in favor of the bigger picture.
On one hand, it definitely does bother me because I’ve put a lot of work into some of the other stuff and I hate to see it neglected, but at the same time if this is the only way for me to get caught up and I’m not willing to simply put things officially on-hold so that they don’t build up a backlog while I’m focused elsewhere, then I guess that’s really all that I can do at this point. It’s sure going to suck when I’m finally ready to launch the big thing that I’ve been stuck on the last month here in another week and then when I get up the next morning, now I’m faced with several months of old humor columns that need to get caught up … but what else could I even do???
I look forward to the day when I’ve got all the time in the world to properly address each and every one of my creative endeavors, but since that’s not likely to happen anytime soon, I suppose a juggler I shall remain … and like it or not, sometimes it’s just more efficient to put the other balls down and focus on them one at a time! You can’t do that forever, but hopefully in a few months I’ll be able to look back and see that it was the right decision to make at the time. 😐