I was reading Elise's blog last week when I came across the statement that I quote above. It seemed like a very fitting description of the situation she finds herself in but, really, it seems like very appropriate advice for anyone who participates in life.
I know I have a ton and a half of things for which I am thankful. As I explained the other day, I really happen to like where I am at this point in my life. But there are still areas that make me groan when I wake up in the morning. Some are little things and some are significantly bigger things but I've come to realize that the common denominator is always that there is some sort of work involved.
So... I just reread that last paragraph and I realize that it comes off as lazy.
"Duh, you gotta' work Paige!" you are probably saying, "Unless you're independently wealthy, that's generally the case."
Newsflash: I am not independently wealthy and I get that, but that's not what I mean. Ask anyone I know and they will tell you that I like to be doing something. I like to stay busy. When I am "into" a project you can hardly tear me away... except maybe to eat.
What I'm referring to as "work" are the things that I'm not currently enjoying or the things that don't come natural to me:
Anything with numbers will always be work to me.
Packing for vacation will always be work for me.
Disregarding the DSW coupon that came in the mail yesterday will always be work for me. (That's a joke... kinda'.)
The last four weeks of school... when I'm already looking ahead to the four weeks after that... will be work for me.
All of these things are necessary for life because wonderful takes work.
And I happen to be enjoying my current wonderful too much to screw it up.
WHOA! BLOG ALERT!
I just realized (today, April 2nd) that my "large downloads" that I've added to all my "create.edit.share" posts are an amazing size for my laptop desktop image. Download this or any of the others and let me know how it works for you.