Had a nice weekend full of baseball, friends, movies, and much-needed housework. When all was said and (mostly) done, I had a list of about five things that I wanted to accomplish, computer- or website-wise, that were left undone. I managed to plow through a couple of them (including my first photo uploads to this site in almost a year – check out the Storyhill pics from last Labor Day), but some were only half-finished. I had to try pretty hard to not be disappointed with myself, even after a nice June weekend.
Not having had a summer like this in over a decade, it’s hard for me to let myself roll with the proverbial punches and take advantage of the nice weather and low-obligation without a plan. I feel like if I don’t have a list, I’m going to miss out on something I should have been doing. But, I guess if the last ten years should have taught me anything, it’s that there will always be more time to get your list done.
I took a couple positive steps in the last week that I hope will lead to maximum summer enjoyment: I moved the BryGuy show back to the latest possible part of the evening (we’re starting at 9PM beginning this week), and I set all of the ‘to-do’s’ on my RTM list to be due no earlier than 8PM on any given day. Moreover, instead of insisting to myself that the tasks on that list get completed on the days I set them due, I opted to be satisfied with a little progress, and a revision of the date and specifics of the goal.
Summer’s too short around here. I need to make sure I’m enjoying it.
One thought on “Rethinking the Agenda”
I like your list-free living.