"Tristi, how do you do it? You're a wife, a mother, an author, a blogger, you homeschool . . . I'm so amazed at all you're able to accomplish."
It is true that I do a lot of things. In fact, I'm constantly busy dashing from one thing to the next. I go to bed late, trying to get done those last little things while the kids are in bed. The next day, I do it all over again. I thought I was being productive.
Until I found this quote.
"Once the telestial sins are left behind and henceforth avoided, the focus falls ever more on the sins of omission. These omissions signify a lack of qualifying fully for the celestial kingdom. Only greater consecration can correct these omissions, which have consequences just as real as do the sins of commission. Many of us thus have sufficient faith to avoid the major sins of commission, but not enough faith to sacrifice our distracting obsessions or to focus on our omissions." -Neal A. Maxwell
The lens that has been obsuring my vision flicked and I suddenly saw myself in focus. I'm not being productive; I'm being obsessed with distractions.
You see, I don't have just one or two blogs -- I have several, and the other night, I literally could not stop myself from creating another one. The compulsion was there, I tried to talk myself out of it, and ended up doing it anyway.
All these little things I bop around doing are, in the long run, keeping me from doing the things that truly matter the most. I need to spend more of my time focusing on those omissions Elder Maxwell speaks of, and less time being 'busy.'
Consequently, I'm deleting some of my blogs and putting others on hiatus. As of right now, my blogs are this one, "Tristi's Challenges," and "Tristi's Takes." The rest are going on hiatus. I'll be making other changes in my life as well, and it's going to be hard for me. Once I've established a routine, it's difficult for me to carry on in another direction without feeling all edgy and out of sync. But that's what we're going to do. I'll have to get back with you later and let you know how it goes. I'll probably be as twitchy as a lab rat in drug withdrawal for a while.