Monday, November 28, 2011

Priorities: Sifting, Shuffling, Sustaining


“It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard is figuring out what you are willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.” - Shauna Niequist

I'm thinking hard about this in these days - especially since I've started school again and love it so much it hurts and feel equally, painfully, guilty about enjoying it so very much and consequently devoting time that could/should arguably be spent doing other (less enjoyable) tasks like laundry or mopping the floor or paying bills. Too often, I get to only what yells loudest at the time (dishes piled on the counter, test tomorrow, bills dues yesterday, no clean socks). At this point, there doesn't seem to be anything on the "could possibly give up" list. It's all on the "demands attention" list. For now - no solution. And frankly, I'm not always really sure what it is I really care about anyway, 'cause I care about it all: mum, scholar, business tycoon, reasonably responsible home-cleaner. humph.

3 comments:

  1. What are you going to school for? Congrats!

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  2. Well, if there's anyone who can do it all, it's you! :D

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  3. *blush* Thanks, Brooke. I checked out a book from the library the other day and the guy working behind the desk asked how I was: "Strung out," I said. "You can do it!" he said, "You can get this through, just keep at it." My first instinct was to brush it off (super cheesy platitudes), but, remarkably - it made me feel better. And I loved that!

    Rachel - I'm in the Master's program at UNLV studying English Literature. Gosh I love it. I feel like my soul's been craving this forever; it's obvious that the slow sipping of one semester certainly won't be enough to fully satiate the passion. So I'm stickin' to it, laundry be damned.

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