You gotta know when to hold ’em…

Last night I started hearing Kenny Roger’s The Gambler in my head. It happens when I’m faced with a lot of tasks and not a lot of time.

I guess it’s my brain’s way of reminding myself that I need to figure out what’s most important and focus on the task at hand. That’s been really difficult lately, because there’s so MUCH to do and so little time. I’ve got work, side projects, parent activities, errands, not to mention a family to care for and parents who have just moved to town. Yikes!

And this week’s been really tough. A stomach bug knocked me down mid-morning on Monday, and then it hit Andy on Tuesday, so our whole schedule was completely messed up. We already had a million things we needed to do, and just about everything had to be rearranged.

Sometimes I feel frustrated that I can’t do it all. I hate it when the bathrooms aren’t sparkling or the floors haven’t been swept. I can’t stand being late to parent meetings or having to say no to a networking event. But such is life.

I was just thinking this morning about how appreciative I am of Andy. If not for him, I would be about 50 percent less efficient or effective. We’re an amazing team, and I shudder to think how I’d make it through the daily hustle and bustle without him.

I’m not a super woman — as much as I would like to be.  I’m always pushing and challenging myself, but I’m not stupid. I have to remind myself what’s important in life, and if singing the chorus to The Gambler does it, when then so be it.

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Hi! I'm Cindy Brummer. By day, I'm a web & wordpress designer/developer/content strategist. And for fun, I'm a cook, Crossfitter, novice Olympic weightlifter, and mom to two cuties. Find me on Google+.