I started doing a brisk summary of all my unreviewed 2016 reads but that list got so long, I was immediately daunted. So then I tried to just do two sentence reviews of my top ten of 2016, and even that felt like too much.
When did I become so damn delicate?
I'm not ready to quit blogging but clearly I need to do something different. I will confess to a sense of overwhelm when I look at all the things I want to do -- read, blog, work on my novel, knit, spend time with my wife and son -- against the free time I have. I could probably be more efficient with my time, but that daunts me as well. So I'm a bit stuck, trying to work through the haze of last year to come up with some plan that keeps me blogging, reading, and being happy.
My current side table, which is my unofficial blog life HQ, is mostly cleared of reads; we hosted a big party for New Year's Eve, and I decided not to stack all my I-should-read-these books back. Of the three books I did return there, I've not started any; I'm still stuck trying to finish my 2016 reads, le sigh.
Anyway, I don't really have anything to say, other than aspiring once again to do more. My work and social circles have jumped on this year-in-a-word-rather-than-a-resolution trend, which frankly works for me because a list of should-dos is a guaranteed way to get me back into a pit. I've finally hit upon "complete" for my word -- because I want to feel complete, and because I want to complete things.
So, what's your 2017 like so far? Any and all tips, life suggestions, and advice warmly welcomed. Let me know what you're reading, too.