Saturday, 27 April 2013

Therapeutic Streamlining...

My parents are both very entrepreneurial types. They both think idleness breeds illness. Both say that people get ill once they retire. Essentially they believe in purpose.

As a teenager I was never empathised with for school holiday boredom. My mum had two responses to "I'm booooooored" one was to give me a chore to do and the other was "only boring people get bored". I stopped saying I was bored.
Be it that they were right all along or be it that that stuff travels through the genetics or be it they raised me like it... They're right. I function far better with purpose. All the mechanics that make me seem to spin around with fewer clunks and clinks when I have just a little less time than I think I need. When I'm spread a little thinner than I'd like I seem to make faster, sturdier decisions.
It's easy to think about all the things that make having one child easier. Money. Time. Energy. This week I'm thinking about one of the things that makes having two easier. Not that I have two (yet) but what I do have is the prospect and with that I'm already having to divide my mind and my priorities.
Though I find this less overwhelming and more rather therapeutic. I find it clears my brain of a lot of unnecessary. I'm thinking clearer. I'm reaching conclusions quicker and making firmer decisions. Making better use of time and energy.

Feels good.


Sometimes we expand ourselves to fit. Sometimes that "filler" is hot air.
Ni Hao Yall


  1. You are going to be an amazing mom to two!! That's awesome that things are getting clearer!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

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  2. I feel I do better with a little bit of pressure or deadlines. Beautiful pictures!

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  3. Oh, how true, your parents were very wise. I too have to have projects, to have a sense of purpose. I've just this week retired. I have a list of 20 things to do, many more after that. I started my blog at the beginning of the year, mainly to help me get back into my photography, but also to document my life in retirement, living with my animals and the nature around me.
    Just love the photos of your little one. Awesome!

  4. love this! and so very true! i dont cope unless i have things to do even sometimes the boring and mundane!

    Thanks for linking up with #magicmoments

  5. Deep, I'm going to have to ponder and re-read it. I am a firm believer in purpose too, love the image of expanding oneself to fit (and the filler sometimes being hot air).

  6. Lovely photos, and I totally agree with your sentiment. It helps to have a purpose, for several different reasons.

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