Weeks ago, I read a most excellent blog post over on Pink of Perfection about narrowing life's priorities. I meant to blog about it, in order to chime in my own two cents, but because of narrowed priorities for the holiday season, I neglected to!
Thus brings me to the 2/3 theory of my life:
One could separate my life into three categories - work life, social life, and home life (housekeeping, exercise, blogging, cooking). I have come to the conclusion that only two-thirds of these things function at 100% at any one time. The pie-chart above illustrates the current state of affairs.
These categories will rotate spaces - and I will always ATTEMPT to juggle each of these three simultaneously, but inevitably one gets dropped.
My house is a pig sty.
Side digression: I was hanging with some friends in Beantown this week (SOCIAL LIFE=FRIGGIN' STELLAR) discussing astrology. I am a Virgo - and I am the WORST kind of Virgo, especially when it comes to house-keeping. Here is why...
Virgos tend to be perfectionists and neat freaks. I am not a neat freak (see the 2/3 theory chart above)...however I am a slob that desperately WANTS to be a neat freak. Eventually my home/office/car will become so messy that I get too paralyzed to clean it, because cleaning it the way that I want it to be cleaned (think tooth brush scrubbing grout with bleach) becomes too monumental task. Thus perpetuates a cycle of mental self-flogging.
All of this reaches a breaking point of course - thus causing a shift in the 2/3 Life Theory Pie Chart.
Hence, I will probably not be attending a New Year's Eve party this year. You will likely find me listening to ABBA and scrubbing the tub.