My head is spinning. I have so many things to talk about. (Not the least of which is how ending a sentence with a preposition has become commonplace not only in everyday conversation but also used frequently by my favorite authors. So I’m thinking…….if it’s good for the goose……well….you know.)
Now that we’ve established the fact that I’m no longer going to squirm in my seat at the utterance of a grammatical error, there are more critical topics to discuss. Almost two years ago I established this blog with a brilliant plan. I would blab perfect nonsense about my life, my observations and philosophies all under the pretense of dispensing wisdom into the interwebbiworld. Hoping, of course, that you would comment back with your undeniable ingenuity, insight and intellect and I would benefit from
free therapy your advice. ……..And it has worked like a charm. Thank you very much.
I see no reason at this point to make any changes to the business plan.
That being said, there are so many problems to solve, important issues to discuss, revolutions to start…..but where to begin? Unemployment rates, the BP oil disaster, the ugliest shoe trends in the history of women’s fashion? Pro-life, pro-choice, world peace? The rising cost of chicken breast? What is that about? Where do we start?
At the beginning, of course.
Maybe you’ve noticed my absenteeism over the past few months. It seems that real life keeps getting in the way. And that would be great if the interruptions were caused by the FUN STUFF. Sadly, that is not the case. My life has become a task-driven monotony. One great, big, long to-do list. I keep finding myself thinking that “when this is all over I’m going to __________” (fill in the blank with the FUN STUFF). It has slowly dawned on me that “this” is never going to be over and I better start enjoying the journey or the only accomplishments I will have made in my life are those little check marks in my task list. *Curse you, Microsoft Outlook!*
I guess I’m a bit of a slow learner. The end of this year will mark a very significant anniversary of my birth: I’ll be …..49….again. *Ahem* It’s time to wake up and smell the freshly-ground Hazelnut flavored coffee! Get with the program. Get on the stick. Just do it. And all that crap.
Right here. Right now.
The TO-DO list be damned. I’m going to start smelling the roses. All I need is some advice…..from you. We may need to create a 12-step program for this. Check-lists anonymous? What do you do to break away from the tasks at hand? Do you make sure that you’re taking the time to LIVE your life and not just spin your wheels? Or are you in the same boat with me?
Let’s start enjoying this journey called life. Let’s work together to ensure that we are getting the most out of whatever time we have here on earth. Let’s squeeze out every bit of joy that we can.
Who’s with me?
OK, here’s where you do your part: You comment back to me with your wise counsel, I benefit from said counsel, you get to feel good about doing something for another human being and the plan is a success. Ready…..set…..GO!