March Madness: Where does the time go...?
24 hours a day just isn't enough.....
Things are crazy busy here… The time commitment of the BU genealogy program is immense, although I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’ve just started a new project at the Historical Society, researching and cataloging a collection of diaries and other personal papers of a Doctor Francis Beattie Brewer, and it is both fascinating and time consuming. I’ve been using my paternal side of the family tree (French Canadian and colonial American) as case studies for my BU assignments and it’s opened up several research doors that I’m dying to go through, but I am having trouble finding the time. And then there is the ever present nagging problem of the old, poorly crafted citations which are lurking in the pages of the genealogy data here, visible to the WORLD…….it’s going to take eons to fix them. All this, AND there is of course my other, non-genealogy life
To make myself feel better, I’m going to take it in baby steps…create a to-do list of small tasks which I can manage a day at a time – like fixing the citations for ONE family. And dividing my allotted genealogy time each day into personal and public research. (And set an alarm on my Droid to remind me to switch!!) Since I could easily spend every waking hour working on genealogy, I’m going to force myself to put it aside from 2pm-ish to 10pm-ish, and again from 6am-ish to 10am-ish so the mountain of laundry can finally become a mole hill and my family can have some living proof that they DO have a mother I will let you know how it goes!
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