Someone’s recent quarantine observation struck a chord with me. It was something like, “Damn. I guess the reason why I never got to all those projects wasn’t because I had no time.” Our task avoidance is staring us in the face.
It’s the first of May! Jonathan and I both got our “rabbit rabbit” out first thing, which means good fortune for the month. In the glow of hopeful optimism, I created a fantasy to-do list for home projects and taped it to the wall.
Not yet on board, Jonathan’s response to the list was stress contortions and groaning. I assured him it’s only wishful…but maybe we can choose one thing in our life that causes stress, and tackle that.
I once heard it called “the drip method.” Don’t plan everything, just one step, one corner, one task to elicit an uplift that might carry inspiration forward.
We have some time; we just need the will.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 251: 156 words, TOTAL = 41,149; 18,851 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.