And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, February 14, 2011

Just Get ON With It, Already!

I am a planner. I always, always, have several grand plans floating around in my brain for projects. I am not so great when it comes to actually following through on those plans. I have quite the arsenal of excuses. I work odd hours, meaning I am sleeping when I could be working. I have Little Sprout hanging on me at all times. I am tired. I don't have the money. I don't have the time. So and So won't let me, or wouldn't like it. I don't have... well, you get the idea.

I am kinda disgusted with myself, really. The worst part is that I have been here before. And before. And before. More befores than I can even count.

Then I see blogs and articles from folks who actually do it, instead of planning it, and I get even more upset.

The thing is, I am not going to promise that this is the time when I will really make it happen. I will not pretend that today is any different than any other day. Because it isn't.

I just gotta get up and do something today. Hopefully, I will get up and do something tomorrow, as well. If I can just string together enough todays of doing something ~ anything ~ to get my goals accomplished, maybe I can change some habits and actually get it done.

Ya think?


webb said...

Cut yourself some slack, girl! You have two small children, one of whom is home all day. You work. You run a household. That sounds like three jobs to me. Lower your standards. The projects will take a little longer to complete, but you need to stop beating up on yourself.

You are completing a project every night when you tuck the last Sprout into bed. And, it's a project that beats the heck out of most of what you see folks talking about out here in blogville!

They will get older and you will get more time - promise!

Lisa said...

I am trying to follow your current plan... doing SOMETHING everyday. Today, I got a bunch of really little things done that have been annoying me for some time. Feels great.

I think this is the best plan you've had yet!

Hopeful said...

i agree with webb! i think you're forgetting to count what you already do! how about just try and have some fun? that's the best way to get the energy stirring. now, do it! have fun! woot woot!

Anonymous said...

Pull your head out and live in the moment, why don't ya?!?! Quit trying to make a big deal out of nothing. I enjoy your blogs and will keep reading them, but enough of the whining already. Having grand plans is part of being human, and not having time or energy to follow through with those plans is also part of being human. Believe it or not, the world is NOT going to fall apart just because you don't/won't/can't follow through with your grand plans. Now go get something - anything - done. No, wait. You wrote this blog, didn't you. Seems to me like you DID get something done :-)

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

If you want to 'whine' Barefoot you whine. I have always felt that feeling sorry for myself is a great help when things get me down and I am totally *****d off.


PS. If spring does not arrive here soon I will emotionally join you. I am having a severe sense of humour failure at the moment.

J said...

sweetie, i think we're both doing the same dance just maybe a different tune.
it sucks
whine kick scream cuss flip the bird
whatever helps
sometimes we just have to throw a bitch fit, then tidy our selves and keep plodding