It turns out that I’ve been doing life all wrong…and now I’ve got it all figured out (not really, and I would never tempt fate or the universe by saying something that outlandish.)
All this time I’ve been making a list of everything that needed to be done and then failing to complete the list. Therefore, at the end of the day, I felt like a failure.
On Monday, I just put three things on the list that had to be done and completed all of them: I took a shower, successfully taught my art class and washed my bedding and remade the bed.
I also accomplished some other stuff that was on the “would like to get done” portion of the list. I don’t remember what those things were since it was days ago, but I know that I felt good about it nonetheless.
So, the choice is make a short list and get it done and be happy…
Make a long list and don’t get it done and be unhappy.
I’m going to choose the short list and be happy.
Who knew that I couldn’t do it all?
Well, I knew it of course, but I kept trying to do it anyway.
Maybe this time I’ll remember to be more realistic (and kinder to myself).
Or, more likely, I’ll be writing a post similar to this in a couple of months.
Still, I’m going to count it as a positive step forward on my journey and it’s even in the “right” direction!
P.S. Of course, I forgot to put “feed and water the baby chicks” on the list and that’s a pretty important thing to do. BUT, I remembered to do it and they lived another day so we’re not going to let that detract from my success.
Visual artist playing with collage, assemblage and whatever else I imagine. Homemaker and homeschooling Mom of four children aged 10 to 24. Ready to fully embrace life and leave regret and fear behind. Each new day is an opportunity to love, create and live with intention...