There are all these rapidly moving pieces – projects with overlapping deadlines, postponed calls, taxes, travel to book, tech stuff to figure out.
It can be managed, I wrote unbelievingly. How’s your stress?
My mother teaches multiple courses, takes multiple courses, is launching a pilot workshop series, has another one up and running.
The stresses aren’t too much, my mother responded. Then, taking a page from St. Francis of Assisi, she wrote, As long as I do what is necessary and then what is possible.
Which was so pragmatic, so doable. Like a clear path through the chaos.
Thanks, I wrote my mother. I like that.
Then, I returned to my work. But this time, only to those pieces of it that were necessary, and then to the pieces of it that were possible.