We make time for the things we want to do. We prioritize what is important to us. Or do we? What about when we are avoiding things?
I love to write, but more often, I love to talk. I love to teach. Writing comes naturally to me, but posting, publishing, and that world do not. If I’m talking, I’m definitely not writing. I started this blog, and just as soon abandoned it, because it didn’t seem right (write?) to me. I heard my inner voice saying, is it the right voice, is it the right angle, is it the right anything? So I stopped.
Tonight I took time to read some blogs and found them inspiring and enjoyable–just to hear other stories, to appreciate that other people suffer the same happinesses and failures. But I knew that. It’s seeing it in print that makes it different. It’s actually seeing the details –it is like having a cup of tea with someone and just talking about funny things, sad things, idea things. It’s this new way –new to me!– of sharing that I’m not used to.
I am motivated often to help other people. But I am often not motivated to help myself. Reaching out to people in talk motivates me. I’m wondering about writing.
What I want to know is what motivates you? What inspires you? How do you make time for the things that matter? How do you decide what matters?