Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Overworking

Because I usually enjoy what I do, I find it hard to stop. My problem is that I just want to get things done, and I keep pushing myself until I get there. Sometimes this can take days, weeks, months, or in the case of my book, a couple of years.
But even when I don’t want to do something, I attack it with the same maniac energy. Well, it’s not really energy as much as a kind of dogged concentration. (Sorry Lily). I spent all day working on my website, and the sheer volume of what I want to put on the web – even when pruned – is overwhelming. Intellectually I recognize it will be impossible to get everything done in a week, but there’s this perpetual motor inside driving me on anyway. Maybe, just maybe, I might be able to finish it by the end of the day. Nuts really.
The result of overworking for the last five days is that I really feel burned out. It’s time to step back and find some balance…look at flowers, take a walk along the beach, watch a movie.

1 comment:

Carmi said...

This is a stunning image!