Too Much Yeast in the Bread Dough…

Mitch Schneider
July 3, 2020

I’m overwhelmed and I don’t like it. Feeling this way makes me uncomfortable. The problem is I haven’t quite figured out what to do about it and that is even more troubling. 

This started with a truly unrealistic series of ‘Have-To’s’ added to an already overburdened To-Do list. And, yes, I know how absurd that must sound for someone who is supposed to be retired. But in all honesty, I haven’t quite figured out this ‘retired’ thing quite yet. It seems no matter how hard I try to pare that list down to a manageable level it continues to act like a slab of bread dough with more yeast than the recipe calls for! 

No matter how hard you keep beating on it, it continues to grow until it overwhelms the pan! 

It started with medical appointments for a host of ailments, conditions, and side effects related to my treatment and recovery. No matter how well-planned or scheduled, appointments are still disruptive. They require that you stop — interrupt — whatever it is you’re doing. That you switch direction and abandon whatever it is you’ve chosen to work on in place of the current demand on your schedule. 

Throw a few pending and existing projects into the mix and the only thing holding the liquid in the glass is the surface tension and tensile strength 

Then, factor in the additional responsibility of self-imposed demands, whether voluntary or unavoidable, and it isn’t hard to find yourself wondering how or even if you will be able to manage. 

The only answer I can come up with is, Slow Down! But in the face of a constantly expanding series of To-Do’s that doesn’t seem like much of a solution.


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