FROM LEMON/Friend Advice Column
Too Many Things, Too Little Time
I am buried in ideas and things I want to do. Help!
Dear FROM LEMON,
It is currently 11.24AM as I am writing this. If it wasn’t for the Harry Potter classical soundtrack playing in my ears, I would still be experiencing a rapid heartbeat paired with an inability to concentrate on words I was reading from my book, a book I was trying to enjoy as my brain shouted at me the things I need and want to do.
I have had this problem since (I think) a few years back.
This problem is not as dire when I have a full-time job as I have a set schedule I have to follow. Being a writer though, I sometimes find myself lead astray, my attention and focus refuse to work with me.
It doesn’t help that I’m interested in so many things.
A lot of things pique my interest and despite knowing it’s impossible to try every single thing I’m interested in, I still want to try everything.
I want to learn calligraphy, I want to do courses — food and nutrition, social media management, life coaching, video/film making, photography, dancing, I want to play piano, read, and exercise, I want to learn how to cook, how to decorate my house, and still have enough time to read all the interesting Medium articles my friends publish.
On top of that, I am in the process of learning German, something I have to and want to because I want to live in Germany. Have I told you I also love languages and want to learn French, Italian, Korean, Japanese and Spanish?
I can’t even tell you what it’s like being inside my head. It’s like a small snowball, slowly running down a snowy mountain, getting bigger and bigger at it gains speed, ready to turn into a massive avalanche that I feel like will bury me alive.
I know I have to pick and choose. I know I can’t do everything. But how? I love doing everything. I really love doing everything, even when only a couple is making me a meagre income (I’m lucky to have a husband who support me and my crazy array of hobbies).