delegating

Running Out of Underwear Would Not Be Good

on January 11, 2013

There seems to be a theme in my life these days. A lessen the Universe is trying to teach me. You see, I’m a planner by nature. As in, I like to organize things. I like to work out the logistics and make sure everything is perfectly in place. Set a schedule and lock in the details. But I do not plan by committee. For one, too many people involved in the process just makes it more complicated. And there will always be that someone who doesn’t like anything the rest of the group decides.

Then there’s the possibility that someone will drop the ball. They’ll say, “I’ll get the forks” but when the time comes, there are no forks. Best to do everything and then nothing falls through the cracks.

At this point, I know what you’re saying. “She’s a control freak.” You say that like it’s a bad thing.

Well, right now, it IS a bad thing. You see, I’m on my first deadline and I’m not handling this with a lot of grace. I wanted to have the rough draft done a week ago. It isn’t done. It’s a week away from being done, but that’s only the rough. That leaves me *checks calendar* six weeks to revise and have this puppy to my editor. *freaks*

*breathes* Totally doable.

But only if I do NOTHING ELSE FOR SIX WEEKS. Clearly, I cannot ditch the day job. That pays for the internet after all. And I would love to be one of those people who can function on four hours of sleep a night. I’m not. I’m old and my body gets very cranky when I don’t get 7 ½ to 8 hours a night. (Case in point, I nearly passed out in my boss’s office earlier this week from lack of sleep and proper nutrition.) Oh yeah, and I need to eat.

The rest must be delegated. A completely foreign concept to me, but learn it I must. Kiddo will be getting a crash course in what it takes to run this household. (You’d think it would be easy with such a tiny space and only 2 people.) Laundry, care and feeding of pets (including dog walks), and a significant amount of food prep is about to fall on my teenager.

You think I’m crazy now? Check back in 7 weeks. This is not going to be pretty. Do you delegate? Are you good with letting things go? Should I buy new underwear now so I don’t have to worry about doing laundry?

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