day 299: like one of those moving walkways at an airport

I have gotten so used to not only standing on one of those moving sidewalks, but running on it, that I get a kind of panicky feeling when I am not facing a total time crunch/ deadline/ firing squad.


And not only am I starting to feel more normal with the firing squad, but I need to also haul a couple of carry-ons and a checked bag while I run.

And the bags need to be filled with bricks.

But soon the luggage will be thrown into the closet, and I will be home to make dinner for the family and sleep in my own bed.

13 comments

misssrobin | June 15, 2010 at 1:59 AM

It's called an addiction to crisis living and it's treatable.

I'll give you the name and number of a good therapist. But the first thing he's going to tell you is to listen to this relaxation tape that lasts thirty minutes twice a day every day without doing anything else. At this point you will either laugh or cry. Either way, you've got your diagnosis.

Kazzy | June 15, 2010 at 6:30 AM

LOL It doesn't need to be a crisis, but it does need to keep me very busy. Am I trying to hide from other things? Like myself? Like laundry? :)

Garden of Egan | June 15, 2010 at 7:30 AM

Not sure it's treatable or if you want it treated.

My hubs says "if you need to get something done you ask a busy person to do it"

I thought that was weird for awhile, until I watched various people "do" things. It's sort of uncanny.
Ya, you are just find. You are a busy person and you accomplish a ton in a day that most don't get done in a week.

Heather of the EO | June 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM

I hope you find comfort in slowing down...I mean, once you get used to it :)

And misssrobin's comment totally cracked me up.

Shelle-BlokThoughts | June 15, 2010 at 11:06 AM

It's so true... busy people are way more productive and even though they are busy they get stuff done!

SO I agree with Tauna! :)

Serene is my name, not my life! | June 15, 2010 at 1:11 PM

When we were in school, my husband was always WAY more productive when we was working and more of a time crunch. I guess when you are in "go" mode, things just get done faster!

The Way I See It | June 15, 2010 at 1:47 PM

You need to go back to your meditation days and remember how you felt when you actually had time to do that. I tend to be like you though. I work well under pressure, even though it stresses me out and I can't wait for it to let up.

Jenny | June 15, 2010 at 2:32 PM

I certainly can relate. Slowing down would be good for you. By the way missrobin is right, about those relaxation tapes.

It is OK to some times avoid laundry, dishes or even mopping a floor. I draw the line at the bathrooms.

Kazzy | June 15, 2010 at 4:56 PM

My stress, currently, comes from the school work I have due each day during this Summer practicum. I have learned to let some things go around the house, because my husband and kids can help.

Lara | June 15, 2010 at 8:14 PM

I hate that feeling, but I tend to need to live my life this way.

I don't know why.

I'm hoping to put my luggage away tomorrow and enjoy it for a while.

Connie | June 15, 2010 at 9:31 PM

It's been one of those weeks, huh? Hope the practicuum is going well. Mixed emotions about Gid's release from Bishop. I hope he's doing well too! Good to be back. I gots a little sumin sumin for you!

Amber | June 15, 2010 at 10:54 PM

If I'm not going, I'm not doing, and then I'm feeling...lazy. I guess its better to go and do than sit and, um, not do. Or something like that.

Kimberly | June 16, 2010 at 8:20 AM

Miss Robin made me laugh. It really can be addictive. The good news is that slower, gentler things are addictive too. They require cultivation though. And a poetic soul helps infinitely - you're well armed.