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The Personal Blog of Lori Hogan

Shiny Distracting Things

Okay, between you and me, I’ve really got to get my butt in gear. I need to finish my Masters before losing sanity, like the way I may have lost an important small computer hardware piece that makes semi-expensive software work (a USB dongle, for the informed, a little purple one if you’ve seen it tell it to come home!). I feel scattered right now, with ideas and things to try all over the place and though I’m doing my damnedest to get it all together, some days (like today) I’m not sure I can do it. I know it’s not life and death… but it could be in terms of professional Lori. I hate letting people down, or potentially letting them down… it’s something I fear worse than injury (but not worse than death).

But I get so distracted! I’m like a raccoon with shiny things (did you know raccoons really like shiny things?), but my “shiny things” are activities like volunteerism, mindless computer games, and general time wasting. Dreaming of trips that are far away in time… though fun, it’s not productive.

How the heck is one supposed to “do it all” AND stay healthy? Huh? Someone give me THAT little secret to life. Even if I was more focused, after work/school, one or two hobbies or causes, family, and friends, who the hell has time to go to the gym? Or cook properly every day?

Could someone tell me how to do it? Please… Oooh! Email…. (distracted by the little sound Microsoft Outlook makes, Lori forgot the rest of this blog entry… rest assured she’ll be back sometime in the next few weeks).