Being back to full employment is great, but reminds me of how much you have to grasp the little blocks of personal time available to get things done that are important to me. After accompanying a full-length violin recital, including mostly new music that I had to learn and then rehearse, I committed to the very small job of playing a single piece at a local American Guild of Organists event. It’s not a huge time commitment, but like anything else, it competes with other “must do” things on the weekend. Fun things like cleaning, cooking, and laundry!
I think I’m a lot better with deciding how to say Yes or No, but it’s still a balancing act. Still, I’d rather balance having too much to do, since having not enough to do gets old really quickly!