Where Am I? What Am I Missing?

Do you ever feel like you are being pulled in many directions and aren't sure where to start? This is where I am right now.

May 10, 2013. San Francisco, California. Grand Princess. Digital image by Cheryl Palmer.

We returned from vacation (can you tell what we did?) and I have found I have a couple new connections and contacts in the genealogy realm. The connections are through the Fleming/Phelan lines. Always so very exciting! I have done my best to reply with these new cousins and do what I can to make the connections "whole" and share in any way what I can. Unfortunately, that hasn't been much this time. 

I have added these new cousins to my "Cousin's Found" list. Doing this has once again reminded me I have cousins in my second email account who haven't been added to the list, yet...

I really need to get to my Swedish lessons, I have lost so much time learning because of my husband's surgery. 

I am anxious to complete my "New Family Tree" but have a long way to go with it, still. I have two lines almost completed, but I have 4 more to go in order to include all of my ancestors.

I have pictures that need sorting and naming, I have fallen behind about a year and a half at this point. I am debating whether to start another blog to share some of these photos...

There are so many groups now on Google+ and Facebook, even Twitter has them. I can't find time to participate... One of the groups, organization... is anyone every totally organized all of the time? I am not in bad shape, however I do have a basket full of paperwork to be filed...

Then there is scanning...I really need to take photos out of old albums that are bad for the photos...and of course scan, scan, scan! I do plan to take advantage of Ancestry's free scanning at Jamboree, it is a fantastic deal! 

It is exciting there is so much going on for me right now, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Where to start? For now I am trying my darndest to learn even a tiny bit of Swedish. When I take breaks I will blog, answer emails, work on the Family Tree, share photos, scan, check out Twitter, Facebook and Google+...etc.

But, what am I missing most today? 

Someone, ANYONE, in my family that would have the excitement I do about genealogy. Someone I can share excitement with when new information and cousins are found. Someone who wants to work with me...or at least understands when there may be frustration...

At this point I get: Oh no, I can hardly believe you have found another cousin...Now you will want to go and meet them...do I have to listen to info about ANOTHER cousin? You all know the drill.

The toughest thing is when is my family wants me to go do things all the time with them. That is not a bad thing, they are very active, definitely a good thing. I, however want to stay home in my own little world sometimes and work on any of the afore mentioned tasks. I know you understand.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 

Copyright © 2013 Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved


  1. And THAT is exactly why I started blogging... and joined L-AGS. We all "get it."

  2. I totally understand . . . as you know, I always feel pulled in so many directions it's not funny. I have a long list of things I am also behind on like you are. It's very frustrating and I honestly don't know where to start. I sit down at my desk and have an anxiety attack. I have so many emails I am behind on, photos that need to be labeled and put in the right folders (computer) and I love the organizing group but if I am on there, I am not getting my organizing done! I just don't know how others do it! I too have gotten back to my German lessons. I am right there with ya, Cheryl . . . I just want to lock the door and hide for a while! Thank you for sharing, I don't feel so alone!

  3. Debbie, started blogging, joined L-AGS and added more responsibilities! I know, we all "get it!"

    Gini, no anxiety attacks! None of it is worth those! Main thing, find what is MOST important to you and work on that, this is what I am doing, what needs to be done the most, or first!

  4. Hej Cheryl,

    Jag förstår precis!
    " I am right there with ya, Cheryl" just like Gini said....!

    It is almost as I could write it myself..;) at least all things I want to do, there is not enough time, I got stressed and I do not want to get stressed, I want to do good, nice and pleasant things..
    I think there are so many nice things we want to do, but we actually hava to choose, to prioritize ...not easy...
    Thank you for sharing!

  5. Hey Yvonne, you are correct, we have to pick and choose sometimes, and no, it is not easy! It is just a shame we have so much we are all interested in these days!

    1. Yes, but also, it is very nice to have all these interesting things to choose from.. otherwise it would be very boring, and that is not very funny :)
      Still, I think you are very good to organize things, I have to learn from you!

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    3. Yvonne, I may sound organized, but so much more to do! It is wonderful to have things to choose from, except sometimes I get confused and am not sure what I should choose! ;-)


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