woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head. somebody cried and i went into a dream…
first there are the “day to day basics”, the things that must get done. yes, you must wear clothes to school, you cannot wear pajamas. yes, i must schedule this shipment for pick up and no i cannot spend $3k per month on a pr firm. yes, you can have peanut butter and jelly (all natural!) for dinner again, and no you cannot throw it all on the floor. yes, i would love to take your order – this is still my favorite thing to do! it will ship tomorrow. can you pick up the kids tonight?
then there are “i’ll do it this weeks”. i will sign them up for soccer class this week, i swear! i will fill out the distributor’s paperwork with our item information. i will discuss the seepage in the basement with a contractor. i will contact whole foods to see what events we can participate in. we will do flashcards at breakfast. i will write a blog post. i will, i will…
then there are the “special projects”: we have some great ideas for the next product line, let’s make it happen! his birthday is coming up, what is special and creative enough? we need to connect with people more on social media, let’s crystallize the strategy. it’s still 1950 in our kitchen, it might be time for a facelift. the review at publix is 6 months away, let’s get on the schedule. are they are the right school?
it’s a constant ebb and flow throughout the day between family and work, between must dos and special projects, between operations and strategy. in my heads is a constant running list of things to do and how to prioritize them. but this is what we bargained for and it’s what we love.
(photo by ravi)