Well, January is only a few weeks away from its end and soon, we will be down to just 11 months ahead of us for this year. Let me tell you, I haven't completed a single thing I set out to complete to start my year off except one and that was to do some re-branding. I mean, I've done little side projects here and there but I haven't really put much effort into the bigger things. I'm not sure if its from sheer laziness or the fact that in reality, its not as easy as I originally planned.
For the most part, it is super time consuming. I mean, chunks of my day consist with just preparations and by then, I'm just barely holding on. Plus, I only have about six hours to accomplish anything so I have to pick and choose which things to tackle today and which to put off for another day. That part isn't so bad. I recently bought one of those giant cork-board calendars to hang up and keep me on track. So far it has served its purpose in not letting me forget certain things. Plus one for the calendar.
I guess the hardest thing about all of this is the social aspect of it. I'm not a generally social person because I'm just weirdly awkward around new people and it takes me an incredibly long time to open up to someone. The fact that I have to open my life up to hundreds of different people almost all day is mentally and emotionally draining for me. Especially when it's really a pool of about 4-5 people who do the draining. Although I have been getting better at saying, "No". As much as I hate it and it gives me anxiety doing so, it's also made me less stressed. I'm still overwhelmed but not to the point of needing to escape to mother Russia and become a mail woman.