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March Madness: The Art of Organization

I’ve had a lot to say in the past 36 hours despite another fun sinus headache and despite the undeniable chaos that is my life. Well, mental chaos anyway. The more mental chaos I have, the more I blog. It’s just how it works.

There’s a lot going on in my life at the moment, and while not all of it demands physical participation, I do tend to devote a great deal of mental time to certain things. Like worrying about family members currently suffering health issues. I have several family members at the moment currently battling injury, illness, and dis-ease. Then there’s my p/t day-job life where my brain is on accounts receivable and what I can do to encourage them to pay. Then there’s my personal life where I worry about my dh, my cat who loves to eat poisonous plants, and all of the crazy domestic chores I should be doing, but put off because there are far more interesting things to do.

Then there are my friends who I barely spend time with as it is, but who are still always in my thoughts. I also have the worry of getting this old body into better working condition.

Also included on my mental list is my involvement with various organizations from RMFW to the recent addition of AiA to TTS and OFS. My service to all of these organizations is rather rewarding in its own way and I am constantly thinking about my to-do’s here.

Nor can I ignore the deadlines looming before me, and the current WiP.  Not to mention I’m still finishing up my Plant Propagation course.

All of this is my March Madness.

A little bit of chaos shakes things up and gets the brain working to be sure. However, it can be rather overwhelming. I know it is for the simple fact that I am finding myself lacking focus.  It’s times like this I need to step back, prioritize, and make the entire picture less daunting. This means looking at the parts instead of the whole.

With that in mind (and a REALLY deep breath), my focus for this week is my sister, my husband, HDL, my homework for Plant Propagation, and AiA. In that order. Everything else will have to wait its turn.

Really I just wrote this blog post to help me focus and identify where my priorities are, so I won’t sweat the small stuff.

Does writing down your overwhelming “to-do” list help you prioritize? Or does it make you feel more anxious?  What helps YOU focus and get things done?

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

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