It’s been several days since I last found time to fill you in on what is going on in and around my life. Please forgive me for I have been busy juggling the various responsibilities and interests etc, that keep bombarding my conscious life. I only have 24 hours a day but it seems I’ve been doing 27, Ouch! I spend on average 6-7 hours sleeping and recharging my batteries...wait, I know the recommended amount is 8 hours but hey , with all that I have to do, I just can’t afford . I also spend about 9 hours toiling for someone so that I can earn enough to feed the family, pay the bills plus have a little bit left to spoil myself. Then I have to factor in time I spend caught up in traffic, running errands, checking the children’s homework and then doing my own studies. By the time I get back to bed, I’m so exhausted; I can’t even feel my legs.
I’ve been meaning to update you about a lot of things happening but each time I try, I’ve been distracted. It’s either, I decide to check my mail and find hordes of unsolicited email waiting for me. Whatever those bots think? How can someone read 101 emails a day? Then there are those that I have deliberately subscribed to in the interest of getting more information, only to find that the people behind them have an ugly agenda. They keep blasting me with pitch after pitch about this latest program that is supposed to make me rich, make my life better and even change the wiring in my brain overnight. I’m sick and tired of this hype- I even dread the time I open my mailbox.
When I get an idea of what I need to write about, my mind gets flooded with a dozen other things that get my attention until I forget the idea or simply drop it. My plate is so full that I do not even know where I can empty it and start afresh. I’m told the human brain is the most advanced of all computers and so I’m trying to format or defragment mine. I need to have coherent thoughts, organised and logical plans and be able to effectively follow through with what I have started, as well as manage my time to be efficient and effective.
I will keep you updated on how this goes but for now I thought I could just vent out my frustration and anger.
Mosline Farawu is a writer of spiritual and intellectual articles that interrogate and shed light on women's issues . She lives in Zimbabwe, Africa and is a mother, life coach and entrepreneur.