Below are a few excerpts from a daily log project I am attempting to process the value of my own labor and to document the impact of my productivity, future growth and wellness. I will aim to write for at least 5 min. a day logging my multiple activities and obligations and the feelings they are manifesting which ultimately, effects my outlook on life and my sense of self and purpose. (Maybe I’ll try this with LRS).
Double booked day – how to be there for my friend coming in to town, take care of parental duties getting J in school, find childcare in evening for J (when I already asked his grandma for help on Thursdays), and attend work dinner event – I already know I will be exhausted on that day. I have to get my sleep patterns under control. Right now having severe case of insomnia. Throwing my efficiency and clear thoughts off….
Trying to make time to take care of urgent life issues
Health insurance for J – Agents made me feel inferior
My health insurance – Less of a headache, more straight forward (an unexpected relief)
That completed (or as far as can be) – I am now going to be late for my solo rehearsal time. Trying to get better about that, but seems that until my schedule assumes normalcy the feeling of touch & go will continue to be the case. Can’t wait to find a place closer to J’s school, the studio and downtown.
Woman’s daily log…
Make J’s lunch
Make fruit shake
Take 10 minutes for coffee and quiet
Drink fruitshake with vitamin blitz
Edit rehearsal footage and upload for dancers to review
Spend 15 minutes with book proposal editing next draft
Get J’s paperwork for school together
Feed cats & give fresh water
Wake J up, bathe and dress him
Get J’s breakfast
Bring laundry up from basement
Change garbage bag
Get myself ready – dress, prep gym bag with change of clothes
Drop J to camp
Go to spin class
Bathe and change
Go back to cell store and update new phone
Get oil change
Get a few household items
Rethink the day – too much stuff, drop extra baggage to house and eat lunch, finish J paperwork
Pick up J
Go to his new school for individual assessment and to meet principal and teachers – near north
Go pick up friend from airport — northwest Chicago
Drop J to grandma on northside
Drop friend to house on southside
Go to work dinner – westside, near north
Pick up J from grandma up north
Find parking in Roger’s Park (what?)
Bathe J, get him ready for bed
Give cat his meds
Put J to bed
Downtime for self
Anticipate the next day’s events
When to write?
When to workshop, dream, create?
When to love?
When to sit still?
When to accomplish?
Watch crap episode online
And hope for the best