The Adult's Guide For Learning To Walk
Yup! I said it! ADULTS! I'll explain, just follow me....
So if you read a few blogs back about my observance at Starbucks, you'll remember that I had started to implement a daily plan for myself and my writing. One that would have me writing at least twice a week, right? Well, as you can see, I haven't really got that goin yet. And needless to say, I've been thinkin about it everyday. Why can't I just find 1 out of the 24 hours I'm allotted during a 2 day span? Why does this happen to be such a struggle for me? You'd swear I'd had tons of babies and 2 full time jobs WITH a side hustle. Like I am just THAT busy, right? Well, that's not the case. I'm a full time employee of a nation wide window treatment company, I have 4 kids: 15 yrs, 11 yrs, 5yrs, and 3yrs (and we only have the 2 older kids every other week). I also have a husband to tend to. He's not very high maintenance or needy, but we still love to spend our time together and be in eachother's presence. I have my share of household chores. Obligations to my spiritual well being. And various other minor things I do throughout my week. And did I mention that I work from home? Yeah, that too. But for some reason, I just can't seem to find the time to sit and write. Then I was reading another blog (which also happens to be my cousin, who's also an awesome writer....among other things), www.jesykawhite.com, and she had just so happened to write about this very same thing, but from a different standpoint. She had listed the details of her average daily life, and it was a very impressive list. One that probably doubled mine in terms of "tasks completed". And it dawned on me that we BOTH have the exact same 24 hours in a day. She doesn't get 1 extra second longer than I do. I then had a short moment of motivation, followed by long span of conviction. Hopefully, your following along, cause this is just a small window into how my mind works.
So finally tonight, after I've put the girls to sleep, I've had some time to sit down with my laptop and ease this guilt. I started lookin around pinterest, and wouldn't you know...the very first picture I see is a quote from The Dalai Lama:
And of course, I literally laughed out loud. This tells me that of all the days of the year, the only 2 where I can do absolutely nothing is yesterday and tomorrow. While I'm living and breathing TODAY, I have to do something with my day. I have to take the first step in order to determine how the rest of my day will go. If I fail to take that step, then I just basically go with the regular flow of the days, and this hardly every includes taking an hour to sit by myself.
Some goals and plans seem like they take forever to achieve, but most of the time, the longest time wasted is in the beginning when we're trying to talk ourselves into it. And by the time you realize that you're well on your way, you see how silly it was to put so much thought and time into just THINKING about things, than actually DOING them. It's really quite crazy when you think about it.
Basically, I'm just saying that if I really mean to do something, then I actually need to just do it and stop thinking about it. And once I put my thoughts into motion, the completion arrived in half the time I had wasted this past week.
Anyways, thanks for your support, and any followers I may have, I will do my very best to be a more dedicated and consistent blogger. :)