I decided, in a chaotic moment, to make my first 2013 New Year’s Resolution.
Am I allowed to do that in (barely) mid-December?
Next year, I’m going to DO LESS.
I don’t know what doing less entails (or even how to go about it),
But that’s what I need to do.
It has occurred to me not everyone is doing everything all of the time.
(And none of it very well, I might add.)
After several years of being able to do nothing,
(Except go through surgeries, horrible recoveries, and live at physical therapy),
I seem to have pent up enthusiasm for … well, everything.
Sure, I’ll write that article for YOU,
And take photos (one-armed) for THEM,
And be at an event for THE CAUSE,
And manage a photography community for a SOCIAL NETWORK,
And go to PHYSICAL THERAPY regularly (so I can “manage” my pain while laughing with/at Paul Newman),
And, and, and!
(Let’s throw some TRAVEL in on top of everything else –
Because having a “routine” would be too manageable.)
And guess what?
I love ALL OF IT!
And I hope to continue doing all of it in 2013,
But, in a slightly-dialed-back fashion.
I’m not quite sure how to slow things down,
But I think I’m going to be forced to step back for awhile anyway, with surgery #9 looming up ahead.
(I haven’t wanted to hear how long I’ll have to put my camera down for, so I haven’t asked. It’s much less depressing not to know!)
Maybe during Surgery #9 Recovery Period, I’ll figure out how to come back and continue doing it all –
But LESS SO.