I feel like I'm lagging behind in this A to Z challenge, so for the letter L I'm taking a break from my Life Wisdom theme to mentally catch up.
"But Red," you say, "Today is L, and you have an L post. You aren't behind!" Well, thanks for your support. But "just on time" means I have no wiggle room for a catastrophe to happen.
~~ I mean, living in China means my day begins 12 hours ahead of the official A to Z bloghop, so I have an extra grace period built in, but I don't count it. I've been writing daily, about a day in advance. I'll even schedule the post in case I can't get back in to check it. When I get up, I do a final proofread, maybe add a picture, publish, link-up, visit blogs, reply to comments on mine, and start on the next day's post.
This morning, I got up, opened K to add a picture and change the color (Yellow on black or black on yellow are the most easily readable colors.) and suddenly all of K was gone. GONE! No longer in my drafts. Nowhere. I had to re-write as close as I could remember it. That, to me, is a day behind.
Since my Friday is busy non-stop, I absolutely have to have this one ready to go in advance.
Also, I found some new blogs that I liked early in this challenge, and at first I tried to return to them daily. But I also make sure to hit at least 3 new blogs each day, and the list of ones I like keeps growing, so I can't visit all of them every day. I'm lagging behind.
Also, I'm lagging in the rest of my life. I'm taking Mandarin, and instead of spending 2 hours a day on it - or even 1 hour - this week I barely got my homework done. I'm lagging behind.
I'm not getting as much exercise as before, and my body is getting soft. I'm lagging behind.
I'm trying to track all the steps we are taking on this crazy train ride over the cliff that is our imminent move, and every day feels like I'm choking. I can't say I'm lagging behind there, in all honesty, but knowing that I don't even know everything that I need to do makes me feel like I'm lagging behind.
How do you cope when you wish the world would stop for you? Any tips?
(If you're visiting from A to Z, please include the name of your blog as it is on the Master List so I can return the favor!)