Do What is Important

Wow… I have been gone a while, huh?  Apologies to you, and to me as well.  I have let circumstances rule my mind.  It’s been a long, dry run.  I’m about give out, as they may say in the South.

I feel like my life has been stolen or just disappeared.  Since March, my life has changed drastically in ways that could not be foreseen.  It hasn’t been very much fun and it has more or less consumed my enthusiasm.  I have continued going through the motions in many ways, but not here in this blog.  It’s time to remedy that.

The “things” I “need” to do are endless.  I cannot open my eyes and look around without them hitting me square in the face.  There is no energy to remedy the needs.  It’s just not in me.

As I lay in bed this morning, long after turning off the alarm, I had my usual conversation with myself: Get up.  I will.  When?  In a minute.  You’ll be late.  So what? I’m tired. So what? Get up.  Five more minutes… and so it goes.  Only this morning I stopped.  I thought, “it’s not this hard, Diane.  Don’t pretend it is.  Stop worrying about all the things there are to do.  They will be there.  Focus, instead, on what’s important.” 

BAM!  I was in!  Like cracking a code, or finding a key – I have motivation.  I will do what’s important.

Brush my teeth.

Feed the furry family.

Walk the dog.

Talk to my daughter.

Kiss my husband.

Make myself presentable.

Go to work.

And now?  Begin writing my blog.  Again.

If you’re stagnant and can’t get a foothold, then just do what’s important.  Whatever that is to you.  You decide.

Well, go ahead.  It works great!

BAM – just do it.

Thank you for your patience, and understanding.  I love you for that.

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