Imagine a juggler. He doesn’t start with five or six balls in the air – he starts with one, or two. Slowly he adds more, getting them into the air, increasing the smoothness of the flow, until he has five, six or more sailing through the air.
That’s what I’m doing right now.
I was overwhelmed by all of the stuff – so I took it down to bare bones and started with two main things – a cleaning plan and a basic homeschool plan. And that is what I did for the first week (in addition to running my cleaning biz, which doesn’t get any breaks).
Week 1 – Regain control of cleaning (and decluttering) my own house and establish a basic homeschool schedule
Now that I’ve got that in place, this is what Week 2 is looking like:
Week 2 – Maintain cleaning and basic homeschool plan, and add regular writing back in, along with re-introducing additional homeschool activities (such as educational videos).
I’ve already spent an hour working on Book 2 of War’s End. I finally figured out a chapter that had me boondoggled for a while and now I’m at nearly 60,000 words and into Part Two of the book.
This was my latest update in May. I’ve now completed 20 chapters, with just 15 in various stages of completion. This will definitely exceed 100,000 words by the time I’m done.
This week is my “easy” week – only two cleanings, one of which I did yesterday. Today I plan on doing my Tuesday cleaning (upstairs decluttering minus the bathroom), finishing painting my office walls in chalkboard paint, homeschooling, and working on my new old library ladder. I need to wash it thoroughly, then let it dry before covering it with a varnish. I also have ironing to do while we watch some educational videos, some ice cream mix to get ready, and plenty of laundry to finish washing, folding and putting away.
All of this, plus a ton of other little stuff along the way, and I’ll be rewarded by dinner with friends tonight.
Life is good!