You’re never going to be caught up .. it’s okay
I don’t know when it happened, maybe in my radio training? I used to love, as a DJ, to walk right up to the beginning of a song over the intro. I was thrilled to finish a PSA announcement timed just in time for the top of the hour news feed.
In my professional life after radio (I used to actually cue up vinyl. It’s been a while), I have always set up projects with last minute deadlines. Or, worse, created fake last minute deadlines that only existed in my head to just have one.
I’ve come to realize that I actually never will be “caught up”. There will always be one more call that needs to be made, one more email that needs to be sent, one more blog that needs to be read, you get the point.
My wife Joan brought to my attention that these self created deadlines are movable! It’s true, things do have a finish date, just like they have start dates. The real peace comes in knowing that they will start and stop and start over again without my panicking over it. My friend Linda Mcfadyen-Ketchum, told me calmly, “You won’t ever be done so just do what you can.”
So that adrenaline I get from the words to the song starting just I complete the tag is cool and everything. However, I have learned that I may be stepping all over a really great intro.
Let the music play.