For the past three or four years, I have almost always felt “behind”. There was just so much I couldn’t get done, so many things that frustrated me as they sat waiting.
I even often said to myself, “I just want the world to stop for a couple of weeks, maybe a month. I just want to catch up!”
And then, along came COVID-19.
The old adage of “be careful what you wish for” has never played more loudly in my head. At first, the pandemic brought more work–usually re-doing what I had just done hours before, as things changed hourly. But, eventually, things just got quiet. Too quiet.
Today I dug through the remaining few piles on my desk, unearthing many things that don’t matter at all anymore. For those things I still wanted to complete—like entering in names into the database, I felt a perverse sense of pleasure at finally crossing them off my to-do list.
And I’ll take that bit of satisfaction as my silver lining today. It feels unbelievably freeing to know that things are caught up, and that now I truly can continue to look forward.