Downsizing, slowing down, reducing our footprint – lovely terms, but realistic? My plate(s), admittedly full, but not too full. Accomplish more, more important things. Each time I take on something new, too-many something(s) new, I am reminded how easy it would be have to say NO more often. Or ‘maybe later’. Or, ‘not now’.
Here’s my conflict – on one hand, a career/business built on helping people; on the other hand, I have writing and speaking projects which are important too, some ‘next phases’ of my working/business life. Is there room for it all?
Of course not.
Of course there is.
You get the picture …
Smaller bites, better bites. Smaller servings on my plate(s). What makes a healthier life is getting the lifestyle and workstyle to look more alike – rather than pushing them further apart. That’s my struggle, still. But I’m not standing still. Or sitting.
Incremental changes seem to be the only effective ones. Wholesale purges work, but then everything is like starting over – which is a double edged temptation …
Clear decks days coming – deadlines, projects near completion, rear-burned items coming to front. Some old draggy things getting finished. And accounting and tax stuff/it’s that time of year. Seems to be always that time of year.
This never ending story is soon to be a NEW story worth telling. Another milestone soon. The 21st is coming. Like spring, it comes every year. In four days I’ll write, as I do every day – culminating thirteen years of Musing every morning. Not ending, but with some changes. Not resigned. Re-designed.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -4C/25F, overcast, we had a quick heavy shower of wet snow … awesome refreshing, and much needed moisture. Gusta loved our little romp …
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