Writing Prompt 98: The Last Thing You’d Want to Do

“The last thing you’d want to do.” 

I spent a couple of seconds wondering why this prompt called out to me. What it was about it that woke up the little writing bug in my brain. My pre-caffeinated conclusion is that it reflects a bit of why I’m writing this post in the first place.

I started a new job a few weeks ago (yay!) and the positive change in my work life gave me a moment to consider how I could also better my life outside of work. There are so many things that I want to do in my spare time…I want to finish the knitting project I’m working on; I want to practise my singing more; I want to become more proficient in playing the guitar, and in speaking Italian, and French, and Russian; I want to read more; I want to cook more; and I want to make sure I’m still writing.

So often, when I think of this list, I get overwhelmed by how many things are on it and wonder where on earth I’ll find the time to do it all. It doesn’t feel feasible. Butโ€”and this is where I tie it into the promptโ€”the last thing I’d want to do is get so overwhelmed that I don’t do any of it…

So, I’ve decided to tackle this intimidating mountain of projects in a methodical way. I’m going to try and designate specific time every week or two for each of the items on my list and put it in my calendar so that I can’t ignore it. For example, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings go to a new blog post for the day.

I know that life happens and I won’t be able to keep to my calendar every day, but at least this way I’m keeping myself somewhat accountable, no?

Any other suggestions are more than welcome!

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