Blog Organization Blues

I am thinking about organizing my activities. It is no fun to be stuck in routines, but it is good to have a smooth flow. It is when my flow gets disturbed, that I note a need for adjustments.

Sometimes I have to ask myself, “Self, what are you doing?”

Asking that question gets my attention for a moment and I can focus. My focus moves to my feelings. Usually what I am feeling is uneasiness, a discomfort on some level.

That’s the process. I have to take a moment to ask myself where my feelings are coming from. Once I am conscious of my feelings, I have to make decisions on how to resolve the annoyances that cause them.

When I sat at the computer this morning, I had a flash of feeling overwhelmed with all my current projects. I caught the feeling just before I moved in to my head. I know that is a moment of choice.

In that moment I choose to listen to my feelings. I didn’t immediately dive in to todays projects feeling like I was swimming across an endless pond. I stopped, realizing I needed to get organized before I jumped in to my day.

I had a flash of immediate anxiety. Organization? I was playing, writing, and enjoying myself. Now I find I have created something that’s needs organizing. I need to organize to create balance.

Some people are natural jugglers. I do better on the balance beam. I need to know where I am putting my feet.

Organization gives me a feeling of having a foundation to stand on in preparation for the times when my thoughts and activities cause me to wander off again.

When the size of a task looks overwhelming, I start at the foothills. I plod along learning how to manage the terrain. Strangely, as I have moved along, the mountain I perceived ahead has never materialized.

Currently my mind is conjuring up visions of an avalanche of past posts and articles falling off a mountain and heading directly for me. It is nice to know I am not dealing with a mountain, but I sure have something big to deal with.

Today I will try new tools. I will see if they can help me better achieve my organization goals. That means I’ve got some new software to try. It may help turn my mountain in to a molehill.

Smiles. ET

Published in: on June 16, 2008 at 5:16 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Harry Ran Off with a Woman

The other night Harry didn’t come home. He is my friend and I get concerned about him. It appears he has found a new love. The fine accommodations and great food at my place, seem to have little attraction for Harry at the moment. Harry has found a new lady to love.

Harry is my dog. He has become a patriarch in the San Pedro street dog community. Harry had a lady who he lived with for six years, and he became very attached to her. She had to go back to London, and Harry’s world crumbled.

Harry’s first love has never returned, but I think he decided he is ready to love again. Sadly, I know his new lady will leave too soon, but that’s what happens here at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. This is a community of travelers.

In the meantime, Harry will have the opportunity to love again. No matter how it all unfolds, Harry’s life will go on. Harry is a survivor, even when experiencing turmoils of the heart, he will keep on going. Harry knows how to survive.

Harry also knows about restaurants, He gets hugs and attention at Jarachik, where we go each morning for breakfast. That’s where he found his new love. Here is Harry in a contemplative moment on the patio:

Harry deep in thought.

When we are out, those eyes of his also get him an occasional snack, if I don’t catch him in the act. Harry is a big dog. You can tell Harry hasn’t missed very many meals.

But, Harry’s life has been missing something. He has wished to love again. His wish has now come true, and as his friend, I will be here to see to what he needs, when he needs it. Not much more I can do at the moment.

So for now, I get to relive a lesson experienced long ago. Love knows no bounds, and because another loves someone else, it does not mean they love you less. A lesson learned far too late in my life.

I think I’ll just wait till Harry comes home, and not use this situation to feel anything but a smile for him. Besides, I know that when Harry gets his appetite back, he’ll be home. Harry knows where he doesn’t have to work for his dinner.

Actually, I think Harry Potter has got a pretty good thing going.

Smiles. ET

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Published in: on April 13, 2008 at 3:07 am  Comments (3)  
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