See the little guy behind the wires? She’s actually a girl.
Notice the eyes? The look of panic? The weak droop at the side of her mouth. Yep. She’s tired.
I can so relate!
I think I might have told you about my new project. I’ve been recruited to help with a
homeschool prom. Okay take all of the pictures that you have in your head of prom and throw them away. This event has all the earmarks of a royal ball crossed by a Mary Kay Convention.
No I’m not kidding. This thing has won national awards and is the largest homeschool prom in the nation – probably the world.
What have I gotten myself into?
This week, I took over the volunteer work for the event. Every family with a ticket has to have volunteer hours so there are literally thousands of people to schedule. Luckily I’ve got a gal who has done this work for years heading up my team and a brand new program that is tracking things in detail.
And that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 4 days. Tracking everything in detail and learning how to work with this process so we can keep the train moving.
But I so feel for the guy on the wheel. Just when I think I’m reaching a ledge and can stop prom work and do some actual writing, another thing comes down the pipe. Well, it IS the season with only about 6 weeks left. But it leaves me in chagrin of what I love.
So I focus on the good things. I got to add 2k to my WIP over the weekend. That felt so good and I tried so hard to continue – ah well. I’m working on this project with some GREAT ladies and getting an opportunity to create a truly unforgettable night for our teenagers. I’m also getting to use my organizational talents along with developing some new abilities as I work with the programs and people. That’s been fun, too. Oh and I got to design a new blog with all kinds of information about medieval times. Loved setting that up!
And today’s only Wednesday. My WIP is still on the top of my stack of things to get to. I will hold out hope!