I’ve given this a lot of thought. Never the go-getter type, I have gone through life on a lackadaisical kind of cloud. Sometimes that cloud is puffy and white, other times pink and fuzzy.. still other times dark and foreboding.
We all need different textured clouds in a rainbow of colors.
I finally decided I am going to do what I want for whatever it takes. A loaded statement, I know.
Hear me out.
This does not mean I will tread blindly on others while hoisting myself to the top of the proverbial ladder. Quite the opposite. The more I give, the more I receive. That’s sacrifice.
I could have blown off this blog entry and took a nap like I wanted to. It is Sunday afternoon, after all. I always take a nap on Sunday afternoon. I most likely still will. But I have to prioritize.
Something I have learned over the years. Get the big stuff out of the way first. Kind of like a reward system, if I get the big stuff out of the way, then the smaller tasks are almost like a treat.
I learned this when I was seven and my mother used to make brussels sprouts for dinner. I hate brussels sprouts. At first I used to eat all the yummy stuff and save the grossness for last. I dreaded eating those bitter, green balls. Even more, I dreaded sitting at the kitchen table for two hours wishing them into dematerialization while my mother glared at me.
I had an idea. I would eat the disgusting brussels sprouts first… then I would eat the meat and save the best for last: mashed potatoes. Dinner done and still time to go outside and play.. bonus!
Since then, I’ve really tried to follow that self-imposed law. Unfun stuff first. Fun stuff last. Chores, then writing. Food shopping, then relax. Work, then play. Dinner, then dessert…
It makes things much more meaningful.