Project list

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Who else has a seemingly never ending project list at work?

I kid you not, every time I finally get to knock a project off my list three more get added. Or, let’s put it this way…every time I get close to the surface and can actually start treading water something grabs me and pulls me farther underwater.

Yes, I know I shouldn’t be complaining – job security and all.

But there is a point where you just feel like if they add one more you are going to break. Luckily, I am still working from the garage-office (or garoffice, if you will) and I can literally scream or yell when I need to. It really does let off steam, and it is slightly more productive than throwing office products.

They just keep piling it on and I am just lining it up. Deadlines? HA! I scoff at deadlines. You can’t keep piling this stuff up and think that deadlines are going to be met. When the work whistle goes off, I go home (well, I am already home so picture me turning off the light and walking out).

Anyway, how are you doing today? Do you have an overwhelming list of things to do, or are you good? Got good balance at work?

Commiserate with me. Spill your tactics for dealing with that overwhelming work load.


  1. G. J. Jolly · April 9, 2021

    I only have 2 projects on my list, but neither one has a finish line really. The first one is housework. You’d be an idiot if you were to ever think this is finished, especially if you have pets. I have 3 cats and a husband. The second one is writing. True, that one comes divided into projects, but if one actually gets done, there’s another one in the wings begging for my attention. Feeling overwhelmed isn’t much of an issue. However, interruptions are my big hangup.


    • backuphill · April 9, 2021

      Both worthy projects. You are correct that housework never goes away. Just when you sit down after expending huge amount so of energy to clean EVERYTHING, then you have to start right back at the beginning to do it again. Other people, pets in the house, etc. just make the process have to repeat itself more often.

      Interruptions…distractions…there is always something “better” to do, right? LOL


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