Sunday

Well…so much for keeping up. I’ve just never been the consistent type. Even when I have a list in front of me, a schedule to keep, it never gets completed, even if it’s short. I just can’t seem to stay on a schedule.

School was the worst! The same classes, the same days, over and over and over.

My work was awesome! When I worked at Knott’s or Disney, the show or venue changed seasonally. Here’s the funnier part…wait for it…I also don’t like change. It makes me nervous. “Special kind of nuts,” that’s what my kids say. A human that is anxiety ridden when things are different or unfamiliar but gets bored easily! That’s why the entertainment jobs fit me so perfectly: same venue, similar crew, different show, different schedule.

Come to think of it, one of the first reasons that I didn’t send my kids to school was because I couldn’t imagine all of us doing the same thing every day. Get up at the same time, get ready for school, drive there, homework…just kill me now! Homeschooling fixed that. And unschooling made it even better!

That’s it…it’s not me! It’s schedules. They suck!

But…I have to consistently make time for things I want to do, don’t I? I make time to read and work in the yard every day. Hmm…Maybe I have too many things on my “daily essentials” list. My days, weeks, and months can’t be too similar. I’m going to have to look at that.

Maybe make a list!

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“Amor Fati” people! Love Fate! Gotta love Mark Manson’s latest!
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Some days I just want to live like this dog!
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Yard work here isn’t about getting it done, it’s about enjoying doing it. It’s a morning meditation!
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Little Things

It’s the little things that make something as big as a lifetime so awesome.

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A book about the decline of civil participation from 2000, that you’d think would depress the shit out of me but doesn’t. I’ll be writing more about that later!

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A tiny rose that blooms from the decorative potted rose plant that I thought was a goner.

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And these reassuring words on the screen when I open up Word. I promised myself I would work on it every day and I am. Proof!

All is well. Keep on.

 

Practice!

Folks.

Yes, talent has something to do with doing something well right off the bat, but pracFB_IMG_1557493351307.jpgtice is what makes you awesome at it.

There is no mystery.

Practice at something you want to do better. Take time to learn more about it. Read about it. Find a mentor of some kind. Figure out how you learn best.

But the bottom line is…DO it. Do it every day and you’ll get better at it. It doesn’t matter what it is.

Don’t discredit hard work. Time and effort are worth more than talent alone.