So, yesterday afternoon I got home with my plants and flowers to put in the garden and flower box. It wouldn't take long, maybe 30 minutes tops after planting and watering them. And then . . . I looked around and noticed the sidewalk and deck desperately needed to be swept. And then . . . I saw that the patio also needed to be swept. And then . . . I thought why not bring the two bigger dogs out and put them on leashes so that they could get some fresh air. And then . . . I started tearing up the lily of the valley that has been choked out by vines. Almost two hours later I finally made it back inside. When you start one thing, it often leads to something else that you see needs to be done. Everything needs to be taken in moderation though; otherwise, you burn out quickly. I really wanted to continue tearing up the lily of the valley patch but knew it was a project that would take a large chunk of time. So, I just got it started and it will be a gradual process before I can plant something else in its spot. And that's okay. Not everything needs to be done at once.
I have a problem with summer break. It's a good problem, but I problem none the less. It's the problem of wanting to do everything at once. There's so much I would like to get done now that I have some time to do it, and I just jump in like a little kid running through a sprinkler. It's refreshing and I just have so much energy that I want to keep going and going and going. So, I need to take a step back and prioritize what I want to do first. It's tough to figure out what is most important when it seems to all be important when you have the time to actually do some of it. However, today's mission is to finish planting my garden. Thanks to my neighbor, I have corn planted and it's starting to come up. This afternoon I'm going to pick up tomato plants, peppers, and sweet potatoes, and I'm going to get some flowers to plant as well. Time to go complete my mission for the day.
Potential severe weather scares me. I'm not sure why, but it always has. When I was a child, I was almost obsessed. I would watch when the meteorologists broke in when watching a favorite TV show. I listened intently to what was reported and then I would go outside and look up at the clouds to see if I could see anything. My stomach would churn and be in knots. That hasn't changed but as an adult I manage it a lot better. I use that energy to my advantage. Instead of letting it paralyze me and getting worried about something that's out of my control, I take what I can control and turn it into a positive. I think that's sometimes what scares people about taking that first step toward changing something in their lives. It's having to let go of something even if it is something harmful. It's letting go of control of it and moving on toward something that they don't have control over yet. It's scary, but it doesn't have to be. Think about something you want to change. Take that first step and use it to your advantage.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.