C.S.Farmer says that whatever you do on the first day of the year will show how you wish to spend the rest of the year. I guess it's good that I didn't take a LONG nap. There are too many things to do.
It's been many years since I made resolutions at the beginning of a new year. I guess you could say that I whimp out by not making goals. The thought is, you can't fail if you don't set goals. Actually, you can fail. Perhaps there isn't as much guilt as when you declare that you will do something. Wrong. I believe that we all have an internal compass for the things we want to achieve.
Some of those things qualify to be called dreams. Does anyone else out there get excited with the idea of fulfilling dreams? Maybe you want to learn a new hobby, start a new business, or redefine who you are ( or want to be). I think of Elinor in the Jane Austen book, Sense and Sensibility. As Elinor rode horseback with Edward, she told him how limited the choices were for women. We are in a fortunate day and age for realizing our dreams. This year I'm going to be more purposeful with my goals and the actions I take towards them. Everyday I read and hear about folks, just like me, who achieve the things they want. I sometimes don't know whether I'm more afraid of failing or succeeding. Weird- yes, I know! That was VERY personal and I just shared it with you. I would love to know if you have ever dealt with the same issue.
I have to somehow prevent the tail from wagging the dog. Cute saying, but better explained if I tell you that I'm the Queen of Minutia! Hello! Nice to meet you. Minutia is defined briefly as small or trivial detail. With all the ideas and dreams I have, I find myself searching for a very large snow shovel. No, it isn't snowing. I need a shovel for all of the laundry and dishes. "Minutia here...minutia there. Here a minutia, there a minutia, everywhere a minutia" (think the Farmer in the Dell song). I know that farm life brings with it many chores, jobs and responsibilities. A family with food allergies means that everything must be freshly cooked. That's a given, but there should still be plenty of time to work towards my goals. I lost my job of seven years a few weeks ago. I wasn't at fault- just one of those things. One would think there was more time now. It has been gobbled up by the hungry minutia. One would hope that the Queen of Minutia could control her kingdom. I'm still working on it, folks.
This has been a long post, and I have to go out and look for that snow shovel before it gets dark. I welcome supportive comments, suggestions, and ideas. I want to thank everyone who has read this blog in 2011 and has returned to visit again. Thank you for following me. Thanks to my new friends. Blessings for 2012.
Happy New Year to all of my friends. Please encourage the
Queen of Minutia to get out here with some carrots soon.