Knowing Thyself's Power

Three things I learned about myself this week:

1. I have a really, really hard time relaxing. On Monday morning I found myself without any big deadlines. I did a bit of reading and a bit of knitting, but after fifteen minutes I was already making lists of things I could do now that I had more time: start blogging in Dutch again (on all three blogs), write some short stories for my website, start writing a book, revisit social media, etc., etc.
Ahem. Wasn't I supposed to rest? (the black circles around my eyes tell me so...)

2. I also have the worst sense of how much time things actually take. That's probably also because I'm a bit (ha!) slower than I used to be. But as the week progressed I found that I don't have that much extra time anyway. This is a big house to clean (and it was a big mess too) and the "little" computer tasks that I knew I had to do took me much longer than I thought they would. I should probably make a list to remind me how long things actually take, but I fear that will also take me much longer than I think.



3. I can actually wear flipflops daily -trying to insert a lighter note- and yes, that's notable for me. I always thought I had an issue with "something between my toes" and only wore them occasionally. But two weeks ago I put them on them for a night out (because they sort of matched my dress) and I just realized I've been wearing them daily and all day long ever since. I even wore them yesterday for a whole afternoon of shopping. That's at least one part of my integration on this island to check off the list ;-)

Linking up with Carole's Three on Thursday

Comments

  1. I have only been able to wear flip flops for a few years too. That thing between my toes always bugged me but not so much now

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    1. It seems thatyou get used to it. I'll probably grow a bigger gap between my toes...

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  2. I think I have a good sense of how much time everything takes but then something happens in my schedule that makes my estimate off. I can only relax when it's just me and my husband. If the kids are visiting I have a hard time settling down because I feel there is so much to do.

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    1. Oh, yes! Those unexpected little things that pop up, make it extra difficult to plan. And with more people, more unexpected things happen...

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  3. I would live in flip flops year round if I could, but the 30 degree temps right now do not allow for that! Plus, I love boots as much as flip flops, so I guess I'm good with the seasons.

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    1. Boots are nice too ;-) (but I'm not looking forward to wearing shoes for the next three weeks)

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  4. the time thing! i am good at over-filling my list and under-estimating my time . . . there is probably some deeper meaning behind that - i would guess that it means we are awesome people! :)

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