Lately I’m finding it hard to focus. I bounce from one project to the next like a human pinball. Last fall I could sit at my computer and write for hours. It felt so good to be lost in the words. Today, I’m finding it hard to sit still, even as I type this. There are so many things I want to be doing…
Finish the crochet projects I’ve started.
Tackle my TBR pile.
Sew a cocktail dress.
Bake chocolate cookies.
Draw in my new notebook.
Shop all the sales.
But, I can only do one thing at a time.
There was a time I would be angry at myself if I wasn’t blogging 4-5 times a week and leaving comments every day. But, I can’t be angry with myself today. I’m learning that life comes in seasons. The season for blogging will come again, but for right now, I want to be doing anything other than sitting at my computer.
It’s not always easy to recognize the season you are in. When I was a figure skater, I thought I would be one forever. When I was a movie extra and a soldier and a teacher, I thought the same thing. Life is full of changes.
I enjoy re-watching this TED Talk by Dan Gilbert, which is full of nuggets of wisdom about happiness. It’s a great reminder that happiness can come in all seasons of life. Missed opportunities, failure, and even prison cannot rob you of happiness if you choose to look for the good and accept the season of life you are in.
It's funny to think that too many choices can make you unhappy, but isn't that the problem with FOMO?Click To Tweet That fear distracting you from your present life as you worry about what you’re missing someplace else. That fear can eat you alive. That fear can turn you into a human pinball.
Today, I walked in my city’s Memorial Day Parade. I chatted with an eight year old about school, wasps, and tennis shoes. I came home and baked cookies. I’m choosing to live in the moment. But, I still can’t help wondering about what tomorrow will bring.
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