Monday, May 9, 2011

I need to...

Friday was my 6 month anniversary of retirement and I'm amazed it has been that long.  I thought I would be much better organized by now and also have a routine in place.  So far my routine has been to think about what my routine should be.  I seem to get up every day, eat some food, pet some animals, and go to bed at night.  The rest of the time gets away from me.  Suddenly it is late in the afternoon and I wonder at how that happened.  I have fit in quite a bit of knitting, some spinning, some reading, a little napping, but not very often, and a tad of gardening thrown in here and there.  These are all things I want to fit into my routine, but I've been living so haphazardly that I have no focus and it seems that I am missing that.

I still have almost all of the 27 unfinished knitting projects I mentioned a while back and have added a few more to that list.  I have a warp on the loom for dishtowels, I have enough wool ready for spinning to warm  all of Alaska, I have books on all kinds of techniques, and on and on and on.  What I seem to be lacking is direction.  I am motivated, but overwhelmed with all the possibilities.

I need to focus.
I need to get organized.
I need to get rid of things I'll never use.
I need to get more exercise.
I need to use my exercise bike.
I need to plant my vegetable garden.
I need to clean my house.
I need to do the laundry.
I need to clean the garage.
I need to make a chicken coop and yard.
I need to get chickens.
I need to get the watering system in place for the summer.
I need to stop typing and get out of bed and get going.
I need to prioritize.

Apparently I am quite needy.  I'll get through this. It must be the sunny days that have opened up all these possibilities.  Today I think I'll..................

It's been a long time since I had this luxury of months and months to dabble in whatever flies into my head.  Now it's time to make some plans and then follow through on them.  I think my vacation has ended and my life is beginning again.

1 comment:

  1. Boy do I know that story and howdie! I went through all those needs to get things done and then I talked to Sue Flyyn. She said it took her two years to feel retired. You just don't feel retired yet. When you do, that need-to list will change