Sunday, October 30, 2011

Separate Your Obstacles

By any measure, this fall has been an extraordinarily busy time.

The "real job" has been almost all-consuming, while my editor & I continue edits on the novel (up to Chapter 12 now.... ) and family responsibilities continue on...

I've been trying to practice what I preach, and be nice to myself by lowering the expectations wherever I can.  I take time out for nature hikes, give myself permission not to blog, enjoy the NFL football season, and take things one day at a time.

In Driver's Ed class many years ago, my teacher preached the doctrine of "Separate your obstacles."  Meaning, if you're approaching a narrow bridge *and* an oncoming vehicle, slow down and take these hazards one at a time...not simultaneously.

That principle has stuck with me all my life, and I'm repeating the phrase to myself a lot, recently...