My point is, I totally get editing in the context of design and as soon as I framed my activities the same way, my perspective changed. Normally I think about the things I can't do, or how I need to modify the way I do other things, or how much my activity level has changed - you get the idea.
By simply saying the word edit I started hearing the word curate, a word with clout, prestige and class. Suddenly it wasn't about what I couldn't do but about being very selective about the things I allow myself to participate in - as if I was a museum or a or a fabulous interior space.
The things that make the cut are the things that are most important to me. I can't be everything to everyone. I can't even be everything I want to be. But, and this is very, very important, I can be great at what I am if I curate my life properly. Perhaps by purposely designing my life I can better manage all the crap. If nothing else, I bet the change in perspective will help me cope.
I sort of feel like this revelation requires that I try to develop a mission statement of sorts for myself to help me focus. Hmmm. I'll have to think about this one.