No, that is not the title of the next broken fairy tale anthology, though after Shattered, Wired, and Entangled, such a name would not be a surprise.
Rather, it’s an apt description of my state of mind.
I’m trying to wear a bunch of hats all at once. I’m mom, homeschooler, gardener, housekeeper, writer, publisher, with another handful of part-time jobs thrown in the mix. At any give time, I have a bunch of unconnected thoughts in my head. I can go, for instance, from considering which low-maintenance perennials to plant in a barren shady strip along the side of the house to plotting out a short story set in space to lesson planning in the space of ten minutes.
Yes, it’s disorganized and messy inside my mind, and things have frequently slipped through the cracks. No wonder I feel like I’m constantly jogging in place–or being pulled in different directions by a bunch of strong, feral cats (uh, that analogy didn’t work so well, but indulge me).
I’m working on imposing more order in my life, something which is long overdue! It’s an ongoing process, I’ve found. Everything slips into chaos if one isn’t actively maintaining it (*looks at state of the house*).
Spring is a great time for a renewal, though. I’ve made some small changes to my routines that are already helping, and I have the energy and enthusiasm to see them through.
What about you? For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere (can’t forget that my Australian friends have different seasonal rhythms), what has spring brought you?