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Takes longer to write less – true or false?

Child's 13th birthday cake
Life keeps us busy, year after year

 

Been wanting to write shorter, pithier posts, but just haven’t been able to find the time.

The challenge in midlife isn’t desire, it’s time.

Takes longer to write less.

Seriously.

And that’s the point, no?

The insidious reality is that those that make it look easy have simply accepted that it’s not.

And they push forward, even when afraid, uncertain, ridiculed, embarrassed, etc.

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Each day is a gift, whether we feel that way or not

Important email with confidential book draft
Not only one huge decision, but two (on the same momentous day) (August 8, 2013)

 

Each day is a gift, whether we feel that way or not.

Some days we open the package.

Some days we don’t.

Which did we do today?

PS. Safe to assume you always read the photo captions?

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Dreams are essential to thriving in midlife

Pike Place Market from a block away
Dreamt of completing this Pacific Northwest vacation before I die

 

Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
– John Updike

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Shipping our art is similar to planting a tree

Pike Place Market floor brick with saying
a note to all of you from the universe of my camera, and the floor of Pike Place Market

 

Shipping our art is similar to planting a tree. Some of us will put off planting a small pot with a small tree in it because we can’t decide where to place it.

If only we would decide. Years can go by, frozen by our fear of making a mistake.

In a few short years, we could have been enjoying the shade.

Does the fact that each earthly life is so incredibly brief add to or detract from its sublime magnificence?- Notes to the Universe

In worst case scenario, the tree can be removed*, and another replanted more appropriately.

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* and used for lumber, firewood, crafts, recycled, etc

 

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Returning to reality is often stressful on our attitude

Clouds near Mt Rainier
Midlife attitude should remain unclouded by negativity and stress

 

Returning to reality is often stressful on our attitude. The very thing we work to rid ourselves of – stress – is the first thing that clouds our attitude when we return to work.

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