Last week, I convinced myself(yet again) that I needed to be a lot more organized. I hit upon this brainwave(a plagiarised idea of unknown origins) to make a To-Do list before I went to bed. Being a bat or an owl, whose mind kickstarts with the rise of the moon, this made perfect sense to me.
On the chosen night, I sat myself down and drew up a meticulously curated list: not only for the next day but for the entire week! Did I mention I was one of those nerds who happened to also dress up sometimes? I neatly wrote it all down, by hand, on sheets of unruled cream paper, tables neatly penciled using a ruler, prioritizing with coloured pens, marking it with timelines and topping it off with long-ago-bought-and-never-used Post-It notes. I felt like I was back at school! Girl! I was so proud.
And if you thought, “That’s inspiring! I should do that too!”, do read on before running off to create your own ‘Plans for the entire week pretty chart’.
That night, I was so filled to the brim with dormant adrenalin to grab the next morning and the whole damn week by its horns, that I lay there in bed, with my mind sprinting, as if running on every trail on this planet, trekking up every mountain, swimming through every ocean and river and stream, a marathon created for Zeus himself, but with my feet securely riveted to the ground. Nevertheless, the next morning, I soldiered on with eyelids weighed down by pebbles(not of the small kind) and ticked off a few off the list. Promptly, I also lost my exquisite piece of painstakingly composed plans by nightfall, in the abyss of my children’s toy cupboard that is comparable to The Mariana Trench but into which only the truly tiny tend to brave.
I chase the sun
from dawn to dusk and way beyond
but never catch up.
This post was written for Day 1 of BAR-A-Thon Edition 3 inspired by the Theme RUN/ SPRINT/ MARATHON/ DASH/ CHASE. Do drop in to read what else I pen down this time around at BAR-A-Thon.