Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Priorities

It’s been awhile since I made a post on my blog.  Not that I haven’t had anything to say, it’s just that we always have to set priorities.  Seems like everything in life is about priorities.  And so many times, at home, when I try to do something, I’ll get called away for something else…that is a priority around there.  And prioritizing is not so much about doing what you like as opposed to something that you’d like to do more at home.  No.  It’s more about realizing that there are things in your life that HAVE to be done, versus things you’d prefer to do.  It’s only when I get somewhere like this…away from home…and away from all those nagging little irritations of things that need to be done…that I can really relax and enjoy doing something that I’d really much prefer to do over so many other things.  If only one could make a living at something s/he really enjoyed…

Like a computer when I first started using one, there are so many things on this blog site that I have no idea what they are for.  Still a lot of things on the computer in general that I don’t know what are for either, but I use a lot more than I did 5 or 10 years ago.  And of course, very few of us, if any will ever know what most of the stuff is for anyway…but its there if we ever need it…and can figure it out.

My priorities while I am waiting on Jo are to make the best use of this time that I know how.  Because I’m not at all sure when such an opportunity like this will come again.  So far, I think I’ve done well in using my time. Just doing whatever feels the best at any given time.  When I’ve got a block of time like this, I don’t feel so pressured to get the most bang for my buck so to speak.  If I get a spare hour at home, I have to decide if I’m going to do a home project, like fix something.  Or do a chore, like mow the lawn or do some laundry.  Or if I really ought to just take a breather and try to unwind a bit, read a book or something on the recreation end of life.  I always have to prioritize my time at home.

Here at Wash U.  Oh, I didn’t mention that did I.  I noted it on Facebook in a shared post there, but I haven’t included it here yet.  I am at Washington University in St. Louis and have been for 4 or 5 hours everyday since Friday.  I’ve had some time to really…breathe.  I can even get out and take some exercise when I feel like it.  I’m sitting in a library, just having a big old time…esp compared to work, and even to my day to day life at home where all those things are always waiting to be done.  As I hang around here, my toughest decision is how am I going to best enjoy my time at each moment of the day while I’m here.  I don’t even have any classes to go to.  No homework to get done.  Just hours of time that I can spend doing what I most enjoy at any given time.  Reading.  Writing.  Laying back and relaxing.  Watching people pass by.  Or even just staring at the trees or the sky as the wind moves the leaves or the clouds.  Ahhh.  These are the kind of priorities I like to choose from.

 

 

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