Rather than think of life as a smooth perfect world that "messes" keep interrupting, it's important to realize that life *is* messy! Life is the daily ups and downs and sideways that go on. I bet if you asked 300 editors here what happened in their past "normal" week that all sorts of chaos occurred. Nothing ever goes as planned. That *is* life. Life is about things happening.
The key is for us to get you to a state where you have the emotional energy and the time space so all those life occurrences aren't a "straw on a camel's back" - that they are accepted in the flow as what life does, and things you then draw into the rest of your daily activity and handle.
Remember, you've made huge progress already! Think of all the chaos in your past, which is now behind you! Life right now is almost mirror smooth compared to the things you juggled before!
You have a mailbox! You can buy permanent checks! You have control over your time - something most editors *dream* about having! No 9-5 job that you're required to go to, no kids to get off to school, no nagging spouse demanding things. You in many ways live in a dream world
So don't think of it as having chaos because you're finding a doctor and finding a vet and so on. This is the opposite of chaos! You are experiencing a putting things into their places! That is awesome! So you're *already* making tons of steps. The more things fall into place, the more empty space will open up to allow you to be healthy, and to build your new foundation.
You are still seeing movies every week which is your key job - so that is already so set that you don't even count it!