I’m going to have time to do all of the things I want to do, plus all of the things I need to do, plus all of the things I’m supposed to do, plus all of the things I should do. Yeah, right! If you are holding your breath waiting …let’s call the doctor right now.
Each year summer draws to a close and I think the cooler weather will bring such renewed energy that I will “catch up” on a dozen things. I forget that the time changes and the early darkness also makes me sleepier. I forget that my list of things to do for school gets longer. I forget that garden chores don’t end. I forget that my library time is limited by the conflict between my schedule and theirs. So I start a list of things I will do during fall break. Then Christmas break… then someday…
I always thought as a child that if I could get to twenty I would have it made. I would be able to do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it. No more parents to boss me around. No more teachers giving out assignments. No more brothers getting in the way. Little did I know that at twenty I would have a child, an ex-husband, a boss, and a “to do” list that would keep me up most nights until even the witches had turned in.
My someday…when I was free to do anything of my own choosing…must have come and gone so quickly that I didn’t notice, because I sure can’t remember it. Lol
Someday is the magic motivation for so many young people. Someday things will get better. Children will behave. Money will grow on trees. Aches and pains will vanish. Conflicts will resolve. But the older you get, the more elusive “someday” becomes. You wake up one day and realize it doesn’t really matter anymore. If you can just get through today with joy and peace and dignity, someday can take care of itself.
I’ve also realized lately that this is the life of my own choosing. Many of the things I try to accomplish mean very little to anyone else. They are simply the things I want to do. If I also have obligations because of my job, family, community, etc. it is because I made the choice long ago to be a responsible Christian person. I do have other choices. I can just sit down and rest. I can say “no”. I just have to be ready to embrace the consequences. And the truth is that someday I won’t be able, physically or even mentally, to handle some of the things I do now. So I’d better enjoy them while I can!
Have a great day!
Do what you can and don’t get stressed about the rest. You’ll get it done someday.