Make a List to Realize You’re Not Completely Screwed

by Bill Brenner on September 13, 2016

I’ve been going through a major bout of insecurity lately as a result of juggling so many responsibilities at once. We all go through this on occasion, so I don’t claim to be a special snowflake in this regard.

In an effort to feel a little less overwhelmed, I turned to a tool I should use more often: list making. After writing it all down, I find that I’m not quite as screwed asĀ first thought.

With that, here’s a list of what I’ve accomplished so far this year.

  • Created a new LLC to run the family building
  • Signed up an anchor tenant for the building
  • Brought in a partner to manage the place so I can focus on my real job in infosec
  • Cleaned up the building, including painting inside and out and remodeling the front office
  • Moved the environmental cleanup on site from Phase 2 to 3, which allows us to actually clean up the mess after two years of digging, drilling and testing
  • Kept all the bills paid

What I need to do better at:

  • Taking better care of my health
  • Not coming unglued with every stressful development
  • Being more present at home
  • Playing guitar

I feel better now.

Survival Journal in a jungle

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

jonee September 13, 2016 at 1:08 pm

I was humbled by a recent TV show on a disabled young girl who says she gets up every morning, looks around, and says “Wow, you mean I get another day to… be here and ….do anything I want?” (and I complain???? shame on me)

jonee September 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm

I just saw the duck on the lake again today…everyday. He, like me, wasn’t asked to be born. His job, it looks like, is to live and enjoy his magnificent surroundings. Everyday he looks so serene……….I know……I’m not a duck.

Cee November 3, 2016 at 5:39 pm

So not to be a DEBBIE DOWNER… but I GUESS it’s me but WHY???!!

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