I had something unexpected come up today that I’m contractually unable to discuss, and it consumed most of my day. My brain is pretty exhausted right now, but my sense of duty has brought me back to my laptop, to face a blank glowing screen.
When I began this blogging experiment, I knew that I’d encounter days when time or lack of inspiration would hold me back, and writing would be the last thing I wanted to do. But I assured myself that when this happened, I would try to at least post something.
That’s what I was thinking earlier today – that I’d do my best to try to post after an intellectually exhausting day. Which reminded me of one of my favorite quotes:
Yes, I love my Star Wars and especially Yoda (and don’t get me started on Baby Yoda), and this quote has been a pop culture touchstones for many people for many years. But I think it’s because it speaks truth.
I find this to simplify my life immensely. It clearly delineates action and inaction. It eliminates the cop-out that is “trying”. It clarifies formerly ambiguous situations, and it’s immensely empowering in that it gives one dominion over one’s choices.
So today, I chose to DO, and to post regardless of the lateness of the hour and the slow staleness of my brain, and I’m glad that I did.
What have you chosen to DO lately, given the choice of doing or doing not? What does “trying” mean to you?
My task today: to express extra appreciation to my patient husband, who has done all of the household chores we had planned to do together today, before my unexpected interruption. AND he cooked dinner. He’s amazing, and I’ve told him so several times already, and will do so again. (done!)