An article from the blog of Chris Brogan hit the soft spot this morning. It did so not because I have been lazy, but because I have been busy. He said “We Choose Our Own Adventures”.
How true it rings
As you know, I missed the Woodworking in America conference a few weeks ago. Setting my priorities was foremost in my mind when I made the decision not to go.
As a result, I have been immersed in studies, preparing for the written exam, the second step to become a Certified Court Interpreter in the state of Missouri.
Over the weekend I fired up the chain saw, and made two large stacks of firewood from tree branches and trunks. And our son-in-law brought four of our granddaughters to pick up a huge pickup load of firewood to split. Now we have another load to take to their place.
But I still have a large amount of wood to cut into smaller pieces. And I must change the hydraulic fluid in the tractor, as the old fluid is foaming, due to water condensation; heck, it won’t even pick up the blade I used so many times last Winter to push aside the snow. And snow is coming; sooner or later, it WILL be here.
I want to get these things done. I must get them done. And I have a new jig in the shop, ready for full evaluation. I MUST get to that one soon. Right after November 6, when I take the written exam — I *will* have the time then.
I must find the time. Just like Chris Brogan said. I WILL find the time.
Fall in Missouri is typically gorgeous; the trees put on a display as the leaf colors change, producing spectacular vistas. But this time the colors are muted, and the colors last but a few days at most. So we will probably not drive around to visit the sites we normally visit this time of year; but I will use the camera to capture what is beautiful to me.
- Do YOU have a list of things to do?
- What are the things you might NOT find the time to do?
- What are the things you would rather NOT do, but MUST do?
Please answer in the comments, leaving at least one item or more that you will NOT do, so you can do others.
— Al Navas