Friday, January 05, 2018


Well, I have decided my word for this year, 2018, is TIME!   

My goal, and yes I really only have one, but it encompasses many, is this.....

I want to take the TIME
what I KNOW
and to DO
what I LOVE 
to DO.

You see, it is really all about the TIME.  I am "that" person, who let's the urgent run my life.  I drop everything to do what needs to be done in the urgent moment.  I drop everything when I get interrupted, only to get back to it eventually - sometimes days later.  I can be in the middle of working on a blog post, or writing in my book, or reading a book, when something comes up and I stop.  Seriously, sometimes it is days later when I get the time to get back to doing whatever it was.  

Don't get me wrong here, because they are all good things.  It is just the fact I feel like I am not in control, everyone and everything else controls my TIME, and I don't love that!  That is the beginning of my goal, is to control my own TIME, not let others control it for me, and yes, that probably means I have to get up at 5:30 again each morning just to have that extra couple of hours to myself.  It is in those quiet hours of the morning, when nobody else is moving, that my brain works best, and I am most productive.  TIME.

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for ideas and progress.  Charles Kettering.

Part two - PRACTICE - is a big part of my goal.  I learn many things, and have a ton of knowledge of things, like preparedness, languages, etc.  One thing I have learned, through my job, is when I PRACTICE something, I get better at it.  We have a little Spanish guy in our class, and it has given me a great opportunity to speak and understand Spanish.  Thus, my Spanish has improved and it has given me more encouragement to study, speak, and PRACTICE in general.  This, is something I need to do in all areas of my life: preparedness, writing, blogging, languages, crocheting, etc.  I can push myself and PRACTICE to get better!

Don't only practice your art, but force your way into it's secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.  Ludwig Van Beethoven

Knowledge is a wonderful thing.  In fact, it is one of the things I am most passionate about, learning new things.  I KNOW a lot of things, but one of the things I KNOW the most, is that I always have more to learn.  I love going to the library, and that will be a more important part of my study habits in 2018.  I KNOW I want to KNOW more.  One of my favorite quotes of all TIME........

I spent 3 days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college.  People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money.  After 10 years, I'd read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.  Ray Bradbury.

The library is definitely high on my priority list this year - 2018!

DO takes TIME, to DO the things I want to DO, it will take TIME, and PRACTICE.  

DO it now.  Sometimes later becomes never!  Anonymous

To DO what I LOVE to DO, is the key.  It will take TIME.  I have TIME.


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