I am a To-Do List junkie. I have one for work and one for home. If I do something that's not on the list, I write it on the list just so I can cross it off. Since I'm on vacation for a week and a half (yay!), my To-Do list was so long I had to type it. This makes me simultaneously efficient and lame.
However, my lists are starting to take over my world. I lay awake at night thinking about all the things on them: Clean the bathrooms, do the laundry, sort the mail, pack away Isabella's winter clothes, etcetera, etcetera. And the thing of it is that it's never *really* finished because once everything is finished and crossed off, it's time for a new list.
It's like these endless and massive Lists have a choke hold on me and I want to be released. I shouldn't be thinking about the sink full of dishes that are waiting for me while I'm giving Isabella her bath. I should be relishing the splashes and squeals. Because when I'm giving her a bath I'm not able to do the dishes, but I'm not fully present with her either and nobody wins.
I need to find some ways to streamline my laundry list of things to be done and get more organized. So how do you busy ladies keep your lives from running over? How do you become more present in your lives? How do you not care that the dishwasher needs to be unloaded before the dishes get that "been sitting in the dishwasher too long smell?" (this is true, try it and you will see).