I am good at many things. Time management is not among them. In fact, if I had to list one of the greatest faults I have, it would be that I have no ability to stay on task. Or remember the task. Or give a shit about the task. But then later I do and this is where the trouble starts.
Take now for example. I should be confirming jobs and doing invoicing. Technically I am. I have one normal speed laptop (the one I'm writing on now) and the super slow, something is dreadfully wrong with it other laptop, which I'm waiting to boot up. So I will do that stuff in a few minutes and while waiting for that, I'm writing this. It's multi-tasking. That's a good thing, right?
My SO and I have another word for it: squirrel. We'll be doing or talking about something and all of a sudden, the topic or activity changes. SQUIRREL! It's like when the dog is happily walking and suddenly runs after the squirrel. Get it?
The other day I was talking to a former boss, someone who remains influential in my life. She said she read somewhere that women have a lot more time than they think. This is true, at least for me. If I calculated all the time I wasted playing Words with Friends, I'm sure I'd be horrified. If I figured out how much time I waste in front of the tv, or even just stressing about things I can't control, it would make me sad. Probably the worst part of all is how much time I spend in front of my computer. So now the question is: What to do about it?
I told my girls once I needed a wife. I needed someone to keep me organized and on task. M's response? "You want a wife? Are you gay?" None of it was understood. So I remain (straight and) wifeless, circling around about a hundred tasks on any given day and just as overwhelmed as before. Sigh.....