Thursday, January 14, 2016

hello there, friend,

i have not been driven in the past by to-do lists. i have shunned them because i don't like to be rigid or inflexible. but i have come to see that without them i flounder, unsure of what's important or what needs my attention. i'm more likely to spend time on things that are an escape from the overwhelming  tasks that can be seen as daily life.

negative self talk, shame and doubt come into play for me when i see that over time i haven't met or reached goals that i have for myself, that i've chosen escapism over work. right now it is clear to me that there is work ahead of me and the best way to get a handle on it is by making lists... by seeing progress made in increments because each of these baby steps will add up over time to the progress i hope to make.

you and i are at different places and in different seasons right now. your focus is on learning to let go of your to do lists, which makes sense as your children are young. for once my focus is on my to do list and not on my kids, which makes sense for me and the ages of my children, as well as the nature of my work life. either way, i find it fascinating how each of us is learning to trust that our intuition is guiding us in the right direction.