I actually accomplished all I had set out to accomplish yesterday. That in itself was good. I finished my pattern packets, uploaded the new things to the site and sent out the newsletter. All was done by around 9pm and I even had a chance to relax for an hour or so before retiring. It was a good day.
It feels good to reach these small plateaus. This is a time when I feel on top of things. All the things that were pressing have been attended to and I am free to follow any direction that I please.
But I don’t want to rest and be idle. Before the newsletter was even sent I was already thinking ahead to today and what I would be doing next. By the time I woke up this morning, I had another full list in my head of things that I want to accomplish.
That really isn’t a bad thing. In fact, I think it is quite the opposite. I look at these ideas and responsibilities as part of life, like the rhythmical crashing of waves to the shore. Or like breathing.
My life is full and there is much to accomplish. I find little pleasure in being idle and ‘relaxing’ as some would like to call it. Perhaps it is because I find such a great deal of joy in my day to day life. I find no need to escape.
My biggest dilemma is which direction to follow next. There are so many wonderful choices ahead that it is difficult to choose. Each one is filled with adventure and creativity and discovery. And I am sure that no matter which path I follow, I will learn something new.
With that said, I will begin. One choice at a time. Whichever way I choose doesn’t really matter, as they are all heading towards good things.
I can’t wait to see where it will lead.
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” – Henry David Thoreau
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"