To fill out my two posts for the week [and allow each of the five weeks mentioned here to be Monday–>Sunday deals] I decided to jump on a bandwagon I noticed awhile back. Every week, Lisa-Jo Baker hosts a weekly flash-mob blog link up where a topic is given, five minutes in allotted, and content is written with no nit picking, no editing, no worrying. Just five minutes and a post. Well, this is the topic from three weeks ago [link here]. I went back a few weeks because I may use the two more recent ones as well – these seem like good writing exercises to get me back in the habit of blogging.
So anyway. Here it is.
My to do lists every year, every summer, fill up and up and up. Projects, photo albums to fill, people to maintain relationships with, hobbies to succeed in. The hobby issue is the worst. I’ve tried to have too many hobbies in the past.
But I want to be in so many things. Involved in so many things, good at so many things. That I forget that I will stop being good at a few things if I try to be good at everything. That at some point, I’ll be good at nothing.
This is getting depressing. Not where I was going! My point is, I’m learning to cut back in the ways that matter. This summer we moved family, I worked and interned, I ran around Florida with a couple of friends. I didn’t knit, but I learned to cook a few things. I didn’t sew anything from scratch, but I learned a little bit of how to alter items. I didn’t write much, but I read tons. Those things I didn’t do? I have time to do them, but I don’t need to now. I can knit after college if I want. I can write this fall. Making clothes from scratch? Another summer.
Because not everything has to be in order. Not every photo needs to be in an album, but you might just have to pick one trip to tackle now. Leave the rest for another time and don’t worry about it.
I don’t have to do everything. And it can be enough.
This summer has been enough.
What do I do if I’d like to make a real post about this? Or is that the point of the exercise, sort of? Well anyways. To honor the integrity of the concept, I’ll leave it be.
Well, except for a few little things. I couldn’t help myself.