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hard work

hard work

I’ve played instruments before- mainly the organ and the clarinet – so it’s not a surprise learning to play the ukulele is not easy-peasy. But, lo and behold, I almost sound like I know what I’m doing with a few tunes. Almost. Because chording and strumming patterns are hard.

Also hard? And far more often than I care to admit? Maintaining and/or growing good habits. When life throws unwelcome curveballs (as it seems to like to do far too often), I easily ditch good eating habits, exercise, sleep, reading good books, and such. It’s maddening at times. And sometimes I drop them simply because I am feeling lazy. More sluggard, less ant you may say. I’ve also been struggling to complete a couple of projects around the house in terms of cleaning/organizing. And I’ve been pretty proficient at ignoring writing projects, too. This blog and my journal are about the only spaces seeing any sort of consistency from me since at least June. But the pressure for them feels less than some other things …

And maybe that’s it – the pressure. I hate the pressure and am pretty darned consistent in working to avoid it in the various ways it can come. I’m a pretty solid 9 on the Enneagram (Google it, and try to tell me it’s not me – this is one of those rare things I’ll fight you on), so I know I need to push past my slothful tendencies, to stay engaged and Do The Work. But man …

… I’m going to keep trying, though. To keep getting back up. To keep moving, and learning, and figuring out what I need to keep and what needs to go for the moment, for a season (or permanently). Because stagnation stinks, literally and figuratively.

Here’s a little musical motivation for you (if you need it) and I (who does need it): 

a coffee & some charming things friday

a coffee & some charming things friday

dear heart

dear heart