|L'histoire de Monsieur Lapinou from svitrolica.etsy.com|
M. Lapinou has a bit of a muddle. His text translates to "Mister Bunny found it very difficult to ride his bicycle, for his legs were quite short."
Looking back on 2010 I've felt a bit like this poor fellow more than I'd like to admit. The ideas are in place, the desire is strong, the path is clear, the tools are ready but....something is missing.
Last Dec 31st I thought my missing link was Time. This is true up to a point. But even when I had a free moment, I rarely got moving. Why? For a few reasons:
An impossibly messy studio - Even when I'm not wasting time trying to find specific supplies the disorder weighs on me. This year I've had several false starts at cleaning up. Then just as I am getting somewhere, life kicks in and I have to stop before making any permanent progress.
Since the space can't get any larger, the stash needs to get smaller. This is my new plan to control the clutter in 2011.
Exhaustion - Most days I looked forward to late evening for tackling my projects. Many days, I didn't make it that far. I just don't have the energy I used to. Some of it is age, but most is minor health problems I created by treating my body like crap.
I hope that by continuing some dr. recommended changes, plus eating better & getting more sleep (maybe, just maybe) I can get this old horse running again.
Constant Interruptions - originally not on this list. But having to stop & restart this post six times I realize that it should be. Not sure how to tackle this one yet....
Sorry about all the whinging - warning a bit more ahead... 2010 has been the year of missed opportunities. I let too many things slide that that really mattered to me & for months I have been really disappointed with myself. I kept thinking if only I had more time.....
Now I see that it wouldn't have mattered. I truly need to restructure my life. I think that means a few months of tear down (in so many ways) before rebuilding. Hopefully new opportunities will arise this year. And hopefully this time I will be ready for them.
Now back to Monsieur Lapinou.....what should this poor fellow do?
Should he be content to with his lot? Enjoy the view? Ask for a push? Sell the bike & buy some skates? Donate it to a long legged friend? Build some stilts and try to reach the pedals?
If you were this little fellow's friend what would you suggest? If you'd like to tell him yourself, you can find him over at Svitrolica.etsy.com.
By the way, Best Wishes to all for a Happy New Year!