I get it now: my online MFA class is rather like an obstruction in the pipeline of my workflow. If I’m worried about it, or have something I think I need to do about it, the whole pipeline jams up and I have trouble settling down to work seriously on my SA stuff. And, of course, the longer the obstruction sits there, the bigger it gets. If I keep doing small things for the class, it doesn’t build up so much, and my workflow can go around it.
Why it’s this thing that gets everything else stuck, I don’t quite know. It’s a tiny part of my income and barely relevant to the rest of my life. But it’s there.
Fortunately, I got it flowing again, and will try to keep it moving.
But I didn’t meet my Monday goals. And I’m teaching five classes today.