Surrender

Surrender

Yesterday I made a list of All The Things. It's a solid list. A productive list. An ambitious list. A very full list. A list that does not have very much margin. When I wrote it up I felt good about it. Now I was getting somewhere! Right here in black and white are all the Things I’m either responsible for or otherwise assume responsibility for. I am going to be more intentional about how I spend my time. There are Things that I have to do -- work, laundry and toilets. And Things I want to do -- photography, art journaling and yoga. The trick, it would seem, is smushing All The Things into a 24 hour day, 7 day week. I have the Things categorized by frequency - daily, daily +, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually. Weekly is really really full. That is my first inkling that maybe I have too many Things….

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Change

Change

As a kid, I used to rearrange my bedroom once a month. With only three pieces of furniture it wasn’t a huge undertaking, but it refreshed my little world. One day my dad came home to find my rug cut into strips and bound together in rolls, neatly stacked on the curb. He wasn’t happy. My sister and I even used to switch rooms every once in a while. A few times we put both beds into the same room, making the other room a giant dressing room. That didn’t last long.

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