Friday, December 4, 2009

Holding a good thought

I start out many days like this. Full of ideas and enthusiasm but most of the time, things get in the way. I decide I want to start a project, but then decide I have to do something else first which leads me off in a whole different direction. I become mired down and the original project goes out the window.

This is the story of my life. I'm an easy-going gal and my motto is "Whatever works!" As a result I never accomplish much of anything. This makes me feel frustrated and useless.

What's a gal to do!?


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I know a certain someone who...
Raised beautiful daughters.
Got a college degree.
Held interesting jobs.
Makes visits special for her ggdaughters...

I'd call her productive! Not useless!

I know what you mean about the FRUSTRATED part -- I think soem of this stems from a mom having to be very flexible...having to be able to turn on a dime...having to be able to suddenly abandon something they are doing, and do something else...very useful traits for a mom...BUT...not so good for the self...

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I totally agree with the Old Dame. You doll, are one heck of a gal, and useless is SO not you!

Ms Sparrow said...

Thank you, thank you dear friends.
I'm in a slump lately but I shouldn't inflict it on you dear people who follow my blog.
You are so right about multi-tasking--it's a hard habit to break!

Kathy said...

I can certainly relate. I have so much to do and some days I just get "stuck" and don't do anything that's on my to do list.

I don't consider it useless though. If we are doing something we enjoy and find pleasure in each and every day....then we are way ahead of the game.

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Some of us feel pressure to DO, rather than just BE. And we tend to set the bar pretty high when defining what qualifies as an accomplishment. If you really NEED to get something done, write down the task and specific day and time, and keep it where you'll see it. That might help with the slump. (For me, at this time of year in Minnesota, Zoloft and sunlight and full-spectrum lights are necessities.) Meanwhile, sometimes just doing what comes to us is both healing and growth-producing!

gayle said...

I have so many grand ideas when I am at work about what I want to do but when I get home all that usually goes out the window.