Today we have decided to take this quote about not cleaning up mess seriously. As we near the close of Christmas day in Australia, our lounge room is still littered with presents and shredded paper, which is the remnants of what turned into a ‘snow fight’ during the opening of one of my presents this morning. Even looking at the mess brings a smile to my face remember the fun my husband, daughter and I had throwing shredded paper over each other this morning. A classic Christmas moment that couldn’t ever be planned or choreographed.
Personally I love Christmas. But as we get nearer to the day itself, let’s consider why we put all the effort in to make our Christmas day special. I agree, it’s love. Let’s face it, if we didn’t love the people we spend Christmas day with, we wouldn’t be bothered putting in the time and effort to create our Christmas every year.
I like to think of mistakes as miss hits. At least in the attempt to do whatever it is I am aiming to do I learnt something. If I wait till I am sure I’ll get it right I’d never start anything. So, join the club and one day you might actually hit the target by mistake and them the challenge is to work out how to do it again .
Blogging is all about community. For me when I am looking for blogs to follow and connect with, I use empathy.
If I think back to some of my toughest times, reality is I didn’t know how I would get through them. But I did. And in hindsight they have made me who I am today. I definitely found strength that I never knew was possible because I had no choice.
I am good at starting and making plans to seek the truth about my goals. Where I get stuck is finishing them off. I am often distracted along the way by great excuses, but they don’t help.
The main truth I want to achieve in 2018 is to be a published writer. In order to get there I need to focus on completing the editing phase and pluck up the courage to hand my manuscript over to my publisher. It has come along way since the first draft many years ago, so let’s bring on its time to shine.
The more we practise something the better we get at it. But as the quote suggests the more specific we are with whatever we are doing, the more easily we can replicate it. I have certainly found this with my writing and editing. Once a difficult task for me, through blogging I have found I can naturally improve my flow and style.
I love this quote. It reminds me to keep looking and moving forward.
From my experience, it doesn’t matter if the wrong choices are mine or someone else’s. I have learnt to just go along for the ride and see where the current unexpected journey takes me.
I love this quote and have used it to head up the last chapter in my book on eating disorder recovery titled, Moving Forward. To me it gives a strong message of the need to do anything but sit still.