Not a resolution as much as a dawning realization

For a number of years now, I’ve tried to live my life in a linear fashion. I’m not suggesting I used to live it in contravention of the arrow of time, but I was focused on accomplishing A before I moved on to B. Sounds logical and obvious, and I suppose it is, but I’m coming to realize life doesn’t exactly work that way, at least not for me. What I was really doing was putting off all sorts of things until I had achieved a set goal. So I’d place all my energies into a manuscript and skip the gym. Or I’d go for a run and give up going to a movie. Worse was when I’d plan to write, want to see a movie, felt like a run, and wound up doing none of them. What’s become apparent to me is that I need balance. With a little planning (and that’s huge for me – I used to not know what I was having for lunch five minutes before I ate) I’m starting to be able to walk AND chew gum at the same time.

So not so much a resolution as a burgeoning realignment of priorities that let’s me have cake and eat it too 🙂

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