I seem to be in a constant battle with overcommitment. On Saturday, I held the handle to my second life in my hand, but by Sunday afternoon I found it sliding away and into situations that could cause me to become overcommitted very quickly. Specifically, I can see that being a good onesan (big sister) to an imouto (little sister) will require a new level of commitment from me. I had not expected this so quickly. It was literally sprung on me on Friday night, and it was the last thing I expected to happen. I like my imouto and I definitely want to help her realize her dream of becoming a geisha, but I didn’t expect to be an onesan until I became a senior maiko.
And geesh, there are my friends! And I intend to protect my time with my friends too, especially Froggie. And did I mention that I have something resembling a real life, and good grief, this is the Holiday Season. In other words, things have gotten complicated and I’m feeling that my own dream of becoming geisha may be at risk, unless I find a way to manage these new demands on my time. I admire people who can just swim through these situations, but I always seem to get caught in the nets.