February 11, 2o14
How I wish there were 48 hours in a day. How am I supposed to work mandatory 8-12 hours overtime each week and still spend every waking moment rooting around in my family trees?
FAST FORWARD 2 1/2 MONTHS...
April 27, 2014
Things haven't gotten any better. Overtime may not be mandatory, but subtle pressure makes it silently so. Made some grand plans in February, haven't started a single one in April. Now what?
If I kept a diary, that's what a few of my entries would look like. Wishing there were more hours in a day, so I can 'play in my family tree'. I have so many things I want to do, but just don't have the time (and / or energy). My ambitious plans to create special genealogy gifts for each of my family members fell thru; too much desire, not enough time. I decided it was better not to give anything than to give a gift that wasn't up to the quality I really wanted it to be.
And that's my problem. Everything I decide to create: Family tree, Poster, Files, Books, Handouts, you name it, I start with a grand plan, keep adding to it, but never finish anything. I have more unfinished "family projects" lying around that they are beginning to look like my various craft projects. :-)
As the spring weather finally arrives and the snow disappears, perhaps I can refocus my genealogy energy on tracing family roots I've yet to follow. As a start, here is a map I want to investigate...