I figured out yesterday that I just am. I would be the type of boss (if I had anyone working for me - like an assistant or something) that would be so incredibly annoying. My assistant would sit idle because I would do all the work that an assistant should do...you know, like file expenses, write reports, work on letters, memos, research, mail Christmas & birthday cards, etc. That would put me REALLY far behind on all the IMPORTANT work that I, as the boss, would have to do, and subsequently cause me great stress. I know this because every time I delegate something NOW at my NOT important job, it is done INCORRECTLY (or languishes not getting done) and I end up doing it myself. I tried really hard with this last project to let some of things I *normally* do go and let them be picked up by appropriate people. Guess what? They're not getting done so who's picking up the slack? ME. And then there are additional people we've hired and quite frankly I don't know WHAT the hell they're doing so I end up doing that work too. And on top of it all I have a VERY IMPORTANT finance meeting with the finance people on Friday (the likes of which meetings I frankly despise) and I am completely & totally not prepared and overwhelmed.
Throw into the mix a short film that I should've edited about 6 months ago (only a 5-7 minute piece, but still...), a craft show that I signed up to do this weekend (I have exactly 6 cards made to sell), Dahlia's birthday party next weekend to prepare for (ie: learning how to frost an Elmo cake), early Christmas is being celebrated with my family that weekend as well (so, you know, presents...), the end of RILEY needs to be shot (but we need snow and we have no snow), my bedroom is only half wall-paper stripped and the bookshelves upstairs are FAR from painted (so much for "by Christmas" goals) and a slew of other things I'm probably forgetting because I have yet to make my multiple (useless) lists.
In other words, I need a vacation.