Thursday, April 12, 2018

Being a Do-er

Good Morning.
Hope you all had a blessed Easter holiday.
We had a small gathering with a large meal at our house.
It was "easy company" and a pleasant day.
The frogs are juuust beginning to chirp, those little talkers.
It's not the whole chorus like we will have.
These are probably the optimistic frogs since we can still freeze at night.
I love the sound of them though. 
They aren't like the shrill screech of the cricket.
There's a ribbit undertone that makes it relaxing, easy.
I've been anxious for spring this year - spring fever, maybe?
It has me stirred up.
And somehow hearing the sound of those chirping talkers has reminded me
that another year has passed.
You know, 'talkers' as opposed to do-ers.
I've felt a need to finish things 
so have been doing some of those things that I've put off for far too long.
Then there are the things I've talked about doing for some time.
These things are 'dreams' of sort.
I don't want to be just a talker (even though it's easier.)
I've dabbled here and there but have never had 
a real opportunity to develop my ideas - 
Or, more likely,
I've had the opportunity but either didn't recognize it or take advantage of it.
Those frogs chirping just seem to be telling me, "Now."
It's time.
No, I don't have any more time now, but
it's time.
I don't want to just be a talker.
I want to be a do-er.
Somehow I need to figure out how to do it on 24 hours a day though.
We both work full time with nearly an hour drive at each end of the day.
Maybe if I didn't spend a third of my life sleeping.......
but that's not much of an option.
If I continue sleeping at night however,
something's gotta give.
I'm hoping to share with you soon,
 but my posts might not be regular while I take time to work on these projects.
I am still working on finishing things I started in the past,
but am also trying to be intentional about devoting a certain amount of time to 
"my work."
I'm doing.


  1. Sometimes, ya gotta what ya gotta do.

  2. Oh do try to relax and get some things done. You will feel so righteous, and it will be well deserved. You know we will be awaiting a post to see just what has you busy. Do tell but by all means take time for self and self projects. It is that time of year. Driving that far is a grind. I drove 45 minutes each way for years. Then moved to where I had 1 hr and 15 minutes each way. It only lasted 2.5 years. I went to sleep behind the wheel. No wreck but scared me bad enough I quit and found a job much closer to home. It made life much easier even if we didn't have so much money. Do get your sleep no matter what.

  3. Hope you will be able to get everything done as you'd like Lady Locust. But don't forget to take a break once in a while. And sleep is very important no matter how busy we are.

  4. That's a challenging commute. Sleep is very important for our general health. I feel fortunate that I can now work from home. It takes a lot of self discipline, though. Good luck with your doing, and let us know how it's going...

  5. I can very much relate to this post. I think it's a process we all go through if we're sincerely seeking a lifestyle not dependent on industrialized consumerism. This year I'm hoping to pull together a lot of those little things I've become aware of over the years, and see if I can't be more productive as a result. Hopefully it will be the same for you!

  6. Timely. I'm paring down my "talking list," the things I've talked of doing for years, and turning what's left into a "doing list." It's sometimes hard to accept that I can't do it all, and picking and choosing is hard. Talking is hopeful but doing is rewarding.

  7. So nice you have spring! We are still covered in snow.
    Hoping for some signs of spring this weekend.