I thought that once I retired, life would get easier. Hah!
“There’s been a change in the weather and a change in the sea
From now on, there’ll be a change in me.
My walk will be different, my talk and my name.
Nothing about me’s gonna be the same.”
From the popular song “There’ll be some changes made” of 1921, by Overstreet and Higgins
I’m tired of always feeling busy and pressured. That’s a part of ADHD. I’m realizing what I couldn’t see before; there are things I can cut out to simplify my life. Here’s what I’d been trying to do:
- Time with wife
- Quiet time
- Clean up desktop
- CME (Continuing medical education. required only if I keep my little job)
- Taxes (less work if I give up job)
- Take out garbage
- Walk the dog
Optional but desirable:
- Guitar, includes writing music and performing
- Memorizing Psalms
- Marketing books
- Writing books
- Little job (two half days a month)
- ADHD blog
- Gun violence blog
- Men’s group
I’ve already given up the stock market and Facebook.
I’m giving up Spanish, Psalms, and book-marketing. I’ve enjoyed them but it’s time.
I’ll consider giving up the small job, fishing, the men’s group and the blogs, but not any time soon I hope.
I’m being helped by a book, The Way of Transitions. I’m in a transition period. I’m developing a new life and a new identity. It is not horribly painful, but it is difficult, and just a little bit exciting.
Are there things you’re doing that it would helpful to give up, to save time and stress?
Quote O the Day:
“My parents told me that once I got older, I’d understand.
They were wrong.”