Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Everything at Once

I sit here with a cup of tea, writing a blog, with a half read entry from Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy (another great book) open to July 19th next to me, and my recipe binder next to that displaying a meal that I haven't made in a while; on top of that, Traditional Home magazine lies on the kitchen island open to a spread featuring a home in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Whew! I never used to start so many things without finishing them. Don't worry though; I'll probably put everything away before we go to sleep. Nothing like finishing everything you started right before you get some rest.

** Does your dining room table look like this too? **

What ever happened to the girl who wouldn't leave her lego city for dinner until every last lego in possession was utilized? I also used to start books and read them all day until I finished them that day. I've somehow become proficient at tackling too many things at once or not finishing what I started. Although, I do still finish what I start... it just takes me a little longer when I've got 5 things to finish and I get sidetracked along the way. Sometimes life gets overwhelming when you have so many things going on that you don't know where to start. Usually a good place to start is step 1, and for some reason it feels like that's easy to forget at times. Start with step one... you can't do everything all at once.

1 comment:

  1. Not my dining room table, but my office desk! I've got so many things I want to do and need to finish that I've got organized piles and files for them..for which I sometimes can't find! I know exactly how you feel-I think the best thing to do is to take a few things off of the 'to-do' plate and focus on accomplishing less at one time. Then add to your plate some other 'to-do's' and eventually, well, at that rate you'll never have a clear plate but atleast you'll enjoy whats on it much more...now i need to put my words to action :0)