The second Cuenca International Writers Conference is ended. I came away excited and motivated with new information and a gazillion new ideas—and now I find myself feeling scattered, unfocussed and overwhelmed.
I have 3 websites, 2 ezines, this blog, a Facebook personal page, 2 Facebook groups I manage, one Facebook fan page, a Twitter page and a Pinterest page. I’m scattered all over social media.
My passions are to write books, paint watercolors, travel, teach classes, hang out with my girlfriends, and cook. No wonder I feel unfocussed. I love and want to do it all!
When I’m feeling overwhelmed by unfinished projects—of my own creation—I remind myself that in my life I have completed some pretty big projects: Peace Corps service, a fund-raising Roast, lots of paintings, a dozen books of one kind or another.
Do I spend one whole day on one project? Or do I spend an hour each day on several projects. I can’t decide. Why do I feel I have to have a schedule to get something done?
In pondering all of this, I wrote a kind of “mission statement” for myself:
“From Cuenca way up in the Andes, I challenge women to find their true creative soul and express it through writing, painting, art journaling, living the expat life and exploring yourself after age 50.”
To get myself organized, focussed—and un-overwhelmed—I’ve decided to reinvent myself. I may well drop the two ezines. I plan to migrate this blog over to www.carolynvhamilton.com, where it will be the main feature on the first page. Wish me luck in figuring out the technical aspects of how to do that!
This blog will no longer be just about writing fiction. I have so many more interests—and opinions—than that. I want to expand my inspiration.
Hopefully you’ll stay with me on this new journey.
How do you handle feeling overwhelmed by everything you want to do?