Work. It is something that I feel like I do so much of, but still not enough of. I work at a lot of different things – teaching, keeping my house clean, keeping my daughter on track for activities and school and trying to keep up with current events. And I do feel like I work quite a bit. Yet, I don’t have what I want to show for that work.
For example, this week, I cleaned the kitchen and living room early on Thursday morning, during a thunderstorm (that woke me up at 4:30 a.m.). The house looked nice when I left for work that day. Now, both rooms are pretty messy again. I also worked quite a bit on different projects for work. But, I still have a long, long to-do list. Luckily, my trip for this weekend was cancelled today, so I now have a day at home tomorrow to play some catch-up. But, what if I didn’t have that? I would come home and be behind, despite all the work.
The conclusion I’m coming to is that I have to stop viewing work as being able to be “completed”. Nothing that I do is ever really complete. It is simply done-for-now. It will need to be done again in the future (sometimes as soon as the next day). If I know that going in, perhaps it will not disappoint me so much when I don’t have much to show for what I’ve done.