Ants in My Pants

I’m too antsy.

I’ve been waiting to hear back from Magnatune so I can add their great music to my next podcast episode. It’s been five days, and I’m laughing at how impatient it’s making me. No one imposed any podcasting deadlines on me. Wes actually convinced me to ease off my self-imposed deadline of every other week in favor of once a month.

Still, I have this impatient energy bubbling up. I know why. I hate having things out of my hands; I’d rather be in control. And I have not only this minor music issue pending, but bigger things, the biggest being the word on my book proposal. Just because I move fast—too fast, much of the time—when someone makes a request of me doesn’t mean everyone else does, or should. Just because I never take vacations doesn’t mean others don’t. It just means I should.

Add to that the physical effects of a prerace taper, even the two easy days I’ve lined up before the first triathlon of the year this Saturday, and you have one antsy-pantsy Sage. A real joy to be around, I’m sure!

2 Responses to “Ants in My Pants”

  1. kika pica says:

    I know what you mean about feeling antsy when things are out of your control. Happens to me a lot, too. And I have the same problem of assuming people have the same turn-around time that I do for things like returning emails, etc.

    Best of luck to you & Wes this weekend! Forza! Coraggio! Su’!

  2. Courtney says:

    Your drive to accomplish reminds me of a discussion I had with a colleague. This person was explaining to me how it was really okay to sort of let things go, that it didn’t really matter if people didn’t come through, and that if things didn’t get done, well, eh (shrug of shoulders).

    I found this willingness to accept mediocrity appalling. It’s one thing to shrug off a slow waitress or clerk, but it really bothered me that mediocre work would ever be acceptable.

    Your way of digging in is impressive. I wish more people did this. And while you may be taking one or two days off, there are folks who take every day off!