Too good not to share. @Beck
20mi west of London, the tour bus drove along side the Thames River, stopping by a green lowland meadow known as Runnymede. Once outside the bus, the guide gathered his tourists around and proudly declared, “You are standing on the very spot where English barons forced King John to sign the Magna Carta.”
An American in the group asked, “And when did that happen?”
1215,” the guide answered.
The tourist glanced down at his watch and said, “Rats! Missed it by half an hour.”
Um…whatcha need, Mom? Just finishing up my TIME magazine.
Have y’all heard of this/been here? The Event of the Thread in Manhattan’s park avenue Armory runs thru Jan 6th… Looks fun. Billowy curtains flowing.
I am what one might call an adult. Or so they tell me. I own a home. I own a car. I have two dogs alive and healthy. I feed myself, hold down a job now and then, etc. But, I have flaws. Some major, some minor. The one that seems to be ailing me today is time management, aka BEING LATE. I suppose we could look at discipline, too, if we have time.
So, I’m putting it out there in the universe. Hopefully not as a warning sign to those of you that I might encounter, but more as a confession of a flaw I want to change. I manage to make it on time for work, but not without being stressed about it, creating unnecessary anxiety in my life. My fourteen and a half year old precious Maltese peed on my freshly washed bedspread, comforter, sheets and padding this morning. I took them off the bed quickly, attempting to save my mattress from being soiled. I cleaned up Scottie, my Maltese, then raced out the door to meet my girlfriend at yoga. She got there early and saved a place for me. See, I allotted the exact time it would take for me to get to yoga on time. Not early, just on time. I didn’t allow any room for error or emergencies (i.e.: bed wetting). I arrived to yoga as our teacher was closing the door. It was 9:02 and no one else would be permitted in the studio. I was turned away. This is called poor time management skills. I think you can get away with it as a young adult, but I have long passed the YA category. I’m a full blown adult. And today, I’m going to make a change.
Change is an action. When something is changed, it is transformed. Change is doing something DIFFERENT today that I did not do yesterday. Change requires follow- through skills, discipline, consistency and positive thinking. Change can be done gradually, through baby steps so small one is hardly affected in the process. Or change can happen dramatically.
I wonder which tactic would be right for me?
I believe I’m going to have to dig a little deeper and answer some questions here:
WHY have I allowed this to happen?
WHO has been put out because of my lack of time-awareness (is this a word)? (you know who you are….sorry!)
WHEN has it ever served me well?
WHAT has passed me by due to my flaw?
HOW do I plan on making a change?
WHO will I ask to help me?
If this seems to be a tad over the top for missing a Saturday morning yoga class, then trust me, it goes a bit further than that. I am finally at the point where I am curious what would happen in my life if I made a change? Where would I end up? There are other things that I’d like to alter in my life, some possibly more significant, but maybe not.
Ok- is there anyone else out there with a similar trait they want to alter?
Straight outta shower to Pinz w @alifedotowsky & @amy_davidson. #BOWLING #FridayNight
@Suwn event @OnTheRox #istepUP w @JackWagnerhpk
The character of Amanda is introduced tonight on 90210 on @CW_Network if you’re around to watch! (I play Amanda— :)