A 5 Day Hiatus

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

I have completely overestimated my ability to multi-task this month.

As a result, I’ve had to send that exact sentence out in at least a dozen emails over the last few days.

Sometimes I can juggle fifty projects, priorities and responsibilities all at once and carry it off beautifully. And sometimes I miss a beat and drop a ball and suddenly find I’m standing empty handed while fifty orbs roll away from me in every direction.

Sometimes it’s better to let it all go so that you can start over fresh, slowly, picking up one priority at a time.

I’m letting go so that I can pick up again.

I’ll be back Monday.

Also, there will be no radio show this week because of the Presidential Debates. I’m decided and can TiVo the debates if I was so inclined – but I refuse to distract undecided voters from any opportunity to inform and involve themselves. You can get your fix by listening to past episodes here.

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  1. Momma says:

    Good for you. Take your time and re-group. I have been watching each debate and are with you all the way till November.

  2. Poppy says:

    Oki. :heartbeat:

  3. Hilly says:

    I am so close to doing the same exact thing but for different reasons. Yay you for prioritizing and knowing when to take a breather. :)

  4. Dory says:

    I’m looking forward to Wednesday, too! I’m decided; I just need a little more of an Obama fix. :) We need to decide the “Drink!” word. We can’t use “Maverick” or “My friend(s).” Hmmm, maybe “Economic.”

  5. I’ve been dropping my balls all over the place as well. Good luck picking the important ones back up!

  6. Dawn says:

    You’re killing me, Britt, absolutely killing me. You know — you KNOW!!! — that I need a daily Britt fix, and here you go leaving me — ME!!! — for five — FIVE!!!! — days!!!! What the hell?!?!?!

    [Deep breath]

    OK, I understand the rationale. I understand the juggling. I understand the dropping. I understand the regrouping. I understand.

    And I’ll be here on Monday cheering that you’re back, sweet pea.

    :kiss:

  7. Finn says:

    So glad you’re going to slow it down for a bit. I didn’t know how you’d keep up. Let me know if I can help at all. :hug:

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I should follow your lead and stop trying to juggle everything, too!

    Easier said than done, of course.

    Good luck! I hope you can get things done!

  9. [...] need to follow Miss Britt’s lead and prioritize. (If you want to skip my boring to-do list, help me figure out why we beat ourselves [...]

  10. Sybil Law says:

    Completely understood.
    Enjoy your break. :hug:

  11. greg t says:

    I think I see a ball over in that corner over there if you are looking for them??

  12. Ginger says:

    Good for you! Enjoy your hiatus.

  13. Turnbaby says:

    I hear you sugar!

  14. I completely understand, darlin’. Get done what you need to get done and we’ll be here when you get back! :heartbeat:

  15. RW says:

    My balls have also dropped…

  16. Lisa says:

    I completely understand where you are coming from. I go on hiatus every time I go through chemo. We’ll be here when you get back. Taking care of yourself should be your number one priority.

  17. S says:

    Much as I enjoy reading your blog, I recognize that there are many more important things in life than writing blog entries.

    Good for you for realizing this as well and prioritizing accordingly. :peace:

  18. Kimberly says:

    Miss you and may this “break” be exactly what you need…you will be refreshed and happier because of it

  19. Ah, c’mon. Now that I’m totally addicted to you.

    Really, though… sometimes a little reassembling helps the journey. The balls will always be there.

  20. Faiqa says:

    Good for you for knowing when to say when. I’ll miss you. :)

  21. good! if you didn’t relax and spend time with your momma i was gonna have to come down there and kick you in the knee. and then take your mom out for margaritas. :D
    :martini:

  22. MAN, do I feel this….

  23. Selma says:

    Sounds good to me. It’s important to regroup from time to time. Take care.

  24. whall says:

    I bet you one Obama vote that you blog before the five days are up. I’m sure Acorn can pay your debt should you lose :)

  25. Karl says:

    You do what you need to, babe. People will be here when you get back.

  26. Dawn says:

    Has it been five days yet? Because it sure feels like five days to me.

    Oh. It’s Thursday? That sounds an awful lot like Monday. I guess because they both end in “day.”

    I’m not pressuring you. I just wanted to make you giggle. I’ll “see you” on Monday. :)

  27. Ah, such a good idea. ENJOY.

  28. maman says:

    Re-design is pretty!

  29. Darla says:

    I year ya loud and clear. I’m pretty sure my balls could crash at any moment. Or I’ll susprise myself and pull it off. Eiter way all I can do is the best I can do.

  30. Sarcastica says:

    I need to follow your lead lol

  31. whall says:

    you posted! On a Friday! I win!
    :)

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