Boil it Down!

Today, I feel the need to simplify life.  I worked from 8 to 7.  My orchids cry for water.  They aren’t doing well splitting time with the daylilies in summer.  I am ambivalent about losing some of them.  I need to pack for my camping trip. Laundry needs to be done.  I haven’t gotten 8 hours of sleep in nearly a week.

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Raven Woodsong 8.15

I got hobbies when I was trying to balance life and find purpose when working from home.  I took a more challenging away-from-home-job a year ago.  Now, the mania of the first of a term with nearly all new faculty, new programs, new campuses has hit.  I am attempting to shift the work culture, and it feels like my life balance is taking a hit.

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Cripple Creek 8.15

What could I eliminate? Not my dogs or my daylilies.  Not my camping or road trips.  Orchids can be thinned.  I want to get into air plants – why don’t I just leave it?  IDK.  I like plants.  And, I don’t want to give up my hobbies.  It took me years to finally get some because career was my life.  I think they are essential – but I need to boil them down to the essentials.

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Orange Vols 8.15

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