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Too Many Things, Too Little Time

I am buried in ideas and things I want to do. Help!

Agnes Eveline Anton
4 min readOct 21, 2022
Photo by Juliana Malta on Unsplash


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).



Agnes Eveline Anton

Writer by heart. Teacher (English, Yoga, Pilates) by trade. Avid reader. World traveller. Model. You can reach me at