Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just Keep Moving....

Again Last Night "Dynamic Duo" posted in a comment something that I have heard many many times over the years -- "I don't know how you do it." Well, let me tell you how I do it. I just keep moving.

When I look at other people's lives I think the same thing. For example, Cindy. I tried gardening for three hours once and I couldn't stand it. And a much as I can't imagine spending my day cleaning and gardening, she would rather have her arm chopped off than sit inside at a computer all day.

Or I look at Kari who is now spending hours dedicating herself to cooking GFCF and I literally feel sick to my stomach thinking about being in the kitchen more than long enough to fill a glass of water.

Or I think about what it must be like to be Sherific to work in a preschool setting and find joy in painting things. Either of those options make me hyperventilate.

And I could go on and on. Everyone has their own lives filled with their own routines, their own passions, their own responsibilities. And we just keep moving.

My husband is on a sabbatical and he is asking himself the question, "Soul, what do you want today?" I am so not like that. If I asked my soul, "What do you want today?" my soul would probably say, "Who are you and why are you talking to me for the first time ever?"

Regardless of what I attempt, I am not a be-er, but I am a do-er. And so I talk to my brain instead of my soul, and I say, "Ok, what is it we have to do today?" And my brain always has a response....

I used to try to plan my days ... now I simply keep moving. Whatever of the list of a million things that pops into my head next I do... and I just keep moving.

So that is how I do it -- that's how I hold down a full time and 3 part time jobs, parent 12 kids, 3 significant others, 2 grandchildren, share in managing the house, and volunteer for stuff at church... oh yeah, and write books and articles and travel to otehr places to speak -- and... and....

It's simple. I just keep moving.

1 comment:

Michelle, Dave & Babes said...

Kay, you made me laugh. I know you didn't mean it that way, but I thought of you trying to get any work done with THREE husbands (rather then 3 children's significant others.)