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Kelly: What Shall You Do?

This little scrap of spelling list has been floating around the house for months. I find it here and there, and for some reason, I’ve just never thrown it away. Today I was thinking about everything that I have on my plate on right now, and when I came home, I saw this on the floor in the bedroom. Shall.

Sometimes things get so crazy that we lose track of all the things we said we shall do. The kids get sick (Olivia). You get sick (me). The cat goes on the lam again (Tink). You become over-committed, oftentimes because of things you cannot control (me, work). You stay sick because you’re over-committed (me, still). You follow through on obligations you make because you committed that you shall do them (me, participating in the Halifax Arts Festival even though I was still sick). You work one very demanding full-time job, one part-time job and try to manage a creative business, for a reason (you, um, I, want the part-time job to become the full-time job so you can have more time with your family and more time for creativity). So you keep going.  What shall you do to pull all this together?

Today, I shall try to remember that all things will fall into place where they shall, in their due time, as the Man above plans. And I shall be thankful that I got to get away for a brief 24 hours to reunite with my sorority sisters Saturday (45 of us), antibiotics and cough drops in hand (and a few beers to help battle the germs). And I shall decide that those custom orders can wait just a little while longer, and that will be okay. And I shall decide that I’ll get to my blog when I get to my blog, which obviously hasn’t been very often lately. And I shall sit on the couch and cuddle with my girls while watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and then lie in the bed and snuggle with DH while watching Antiques Roadshow. And I shall try not to worry about all those things I’ve been losing track of. And I shall decide that everything will be just fine. What shall you do today?

[cross-posted from Artful Happiness…pictures from the reunion there :-)]

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Charlotte #

    “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well…”

    November 29, 2010
  2. I shall, on my birthday today, try to make a decision about my web site.
    Keep the old one, make a new one, forget it completely.
    If I forget it. I have to accept defeat. If I have it redone (same name different layout) I am starting from scratch. If I keep the old site I have the difficulty of visibility. I will once again have to write more articles, do more social networking, spend lots more time on line.

    Over the last month I have changed things up. Have gone back to an almost “normal” life. I am enjoying it, so do I want to get back into the computer rat race? And then again, how long will I enjoy this “normal”

    What is the answer to my dilemma?

    November 30, 2010
  3. I SHALL take your advice and remind myself I cannot be all things to all people -ESPECIALLY if I am not taking any down time for myself

    December 10, 2010
  4. Robin, I have to remind myself of that ALL THE TIME!

    Ruth, I hear what you are saying about the website. I have a love/hate relationship with mine. Let us know what you decide!

    December 10, 2010

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