I'm still processing my behavior on Saturday night. It is important to me to be reliable, for Ericka to be able to count me. More than that, though, I want my friends to be able to count on me. I want to be someone about which it is assumed that he keeps his word. Honest and loyalty are two of my core values. Each takes work, though and my primary value, joy, sometimes wins out; I pay more attention to what is fun than to what is is that fits with those other values.
That's not where I want my head to be, though. All those things are important and there is no need, as far as I can see, to sacrifice joy for honesty, for example. The goals are not mutually exclusive so there must be a happy medium there.
I am, for example, pleased that I've finished the Minicon chapbook (or at least mostly finished). While work will be crazy-busy for the next two weeks, that is an obligation that I did not procrastinate to the point of having to scramble to finish it at the last minute. I'm pleased with my work and more pleased that I have plenty of time to make adjustments should it be necessary.
How do you, gentle reader, balance the priorities in your life? Where are sacrifices made and where are they not OK to make?