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Artist, Educator, Empowerer, Plant Eater,
Nature Lover, Cookie Baker, Climate Change Activist
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Weekly Theme – Motivation

not urgency

This past week I have been realizing something that for many years I have mistaken for motivation and that is urgency.  Recently my kids brought to my attention that I often ask them to do something and before they have completed that task I have listed off several others for them to accomplish in a tight timeframe. It makes them feel stressed and like they can never satisfy my demands.

My unwarranted (an certainly unhealthy) urgency first dawned on me when it became clear that my youngest child, Violet, has literally no sense of urgency.  She takes her time doing everything she does.  She enjoys herself and doesn’t get rushed or flummoxed. We used to walk half a mile to the bus stop when she and Lucy were younger.  Because of Violet’s lack of urgency we would sometimes be running late.  The bus would wait in plain sight at the end of road. Lucy would run as fast as she could to hop onboard.  Violet would pick flowers for the bus driver as she joyfully skipped along in no particular hurry.  30 kids and a driver patiently waiting. . . .

All three of my kids have inspired me to dive deep and figure out what it is that drives me to feel like there are always more tasks to complete, more chores, more help needed, more things on my to-do list, just more.  Seems that the subconscious idea that there is more to do than I will ever get done has been part of my thought process as long as I have been passionate about the environment.  

Back in 1987 I had an epiphany that we all need to do our part to protect and nurture our eco-system and it seemed super urgent tome.  It seemed like it was all up to me to spread that word and get others engaged. Looking back I see that my sense of urgency did not go unwarranted or unnoticed.  As a matter of fact, if you pop ‘recycled clothing’ or ‘up-cycled clothing’ into pretty near any search bar you will find a whole genre of makers who’ve been inspired and THAT feels very gratifying.  

YES!!!  Whooo Doggie!

AND

You know what feels even better than that?  Letting go of the urgency. I no longer feel alone or that the future of the planet has to do with how successful I am at spreading the word.  I feel supported and encouraged by all the attention our life-giving planet is garnering online and in the news.  There is a great and growing posse of earth worshiping tree-huggers committed, passionate, and yes, motivated to work together toward a livable future.  How great is THAT!?  Seriously, this awareness is allowing me to relax and feel motivated to continue on as one of a group of magic makers.  

So this week, and on into the future, my focus is on being motivated and not strung out on urgency for one more minute.  It feels clear that motivation is a whole lot more productive, fun, and connected than the nervy, anxt-out place I’ve been hanging out.  

Can you relate?  Leave a comment.

Weekly Theme – Motivation

not urgency

This past week I have been realizing something that for many years I have mistaken for motivation and that is urgency.  Recently my kids brought to my attention that I often ask them to do something and before they have completed that task I have listed off several others for them to accomplish in a tight timeframe. It makes them feel stressed and like they can never satisfy my demands.

My unwarranted (an certainly unhealthy) urgency first dawned on me when it became clear that my youngest child, Violet, has literally no sense of urgency.  She takes her time doing everything she does.  She enjoys herself and doesn’t get rushed or flummoxed. We used to walk half a mile to the bus stop when she and Lucy were younger.  Because of Violet’s lack of urgency we would sometimes be running late.  The bus would wait in plain sight at the end of road. Lucy would run as fast as she could to hop onboard.  Violet would pick flowers for the bus driver as she joyfully skipped along in no particular hurry.  30 kids and a driver patiently waiting. . . .

All three of my kids have inspired me to dive deep and figure out what it is that drives me to feel like there are always more tasks to complete, more chores, more help needed, more things on my to-do list, just more.  Seems that the subconscious idea that there is more to do than I will ever get done has been part of my thought process as long as I have been passionate about the environment.  

Back in 1987 I had an epiphany that we all need to do our part to protect and nurture our eco-system and it seemed super urgent tome.  It seemed like it was all up to me to spread that word and get others engaged. Looking back I see that my sense of urgency did not go unwarranted or unnoticed.  As a matter of fact, if you pop ‘recycled clothing’ or ‘up-cycled clothing’ into pretty near any search bar you will find a whole genre of makers who’ve been inspired and THAT feels very gratifying.  

YES!!!  Whooo Doggie!

AND

You know what feels even better than that?  Letting go of the urgency. I no longer feel alone or that the future of the planet has to do with how successful I am at spreading the word.  I feel supported and encouraged by all the attention our life-giving planet is garnering online and in the news.  There is a great and growing posse of earth worshiping tree-huggers committed, passionate, and yes, motivated to work together toward a livable future.  How great is THAT!?  Seriously, this awareness is allowing me to relax and feel motivated to continue on as one of a group of magic makers.  

So this week, and on into the future, my focus is on being motivated and not strung out on urgency for one more minute.  It feels clear that motivation is a whole lot more productive, fun, and connected than the nervy, anxt-out place I’ve been hanging out.  

Can you relate?  Leave a comment.

Weekly Theme – Motivation

not urgency

This past week I have been realizing something that for many years I have mistaken for motivation and that is urgency.  Recently my kids brought to my attention that I often ask them to do something and before they have completed that task I have listed off several others for them to accomplish in a tight timeframe. It makes them feel stressed and like they can never satisfy my demands.

My unwarranted (an certainly unhealthy) urgency first dawned on me when it became clear that my youngest child, Violet, has literally no sense of urgency.  She takes her time doing everything she does.  She enjoys herself and doesn’t get rushed or flummoxed. We used to walk half a mile to the bus stop when she and Lucy were younger.  Because of Violet’s lack of urgency we would sometimes be running late.  The bus would wait in plain sight at the end of road. Lucy would run as fast as she could to hop onboard.  Violet would pick flowers for the bus driver as she joyfully skipped along in no particular hurry.  30 kids and a driver patiently waiting. . . .

All three of my kids have inspired me to dive deep and figure out what it is that drives me to feel like there are always more tasks to complete, more chores, more help needed, more things on my to-do list, just more.  Seems that the subconscious idea that there is more to do than I will ever get done has been part of my thought process as long as I have been passionate about the environment.  

Back in 1987 I had an epiphany that we all need to do our part to protect and nurture our eco-system and it seemed super urgent tome.  It seemed like it was all up to me to spread that word and get others engaged. Looking back I see that my sense of urgency did not go unwarranted or unnoticed.  As a matter of fact, if you pop ‘recycled clothing’ or ‘up-cycled clothing’ into pretty near any search bar you will find a whole genre of makers who’ve been inspired and THAT feels very gratifying.  

YES!!!  Whooo Doggie!

AND

You know what feels even better than that?  Letting go of the urgency. I no longer feel alone or that the future of the planet has to do with how successful I am at spreading the word.  I feel supported and encouraged by all the attention our life-giving planet is garnering online and in the news.  There is a great and growing posse of earth worshiping tree-huggers committed, passionate, and yes, motivated to work together toward a livable future.  How great is THAT!?  Seriously, this awareness is allowing me to relax and feel motivated to continue on as one of a group of magic makers.  

So this week, and on into the future, my focus is on being motivated and not strung out on urgency for one more minute.  It feels clear that motivation is a whole lot more productive, fun, and connected than the nervy, anxt-out place I’ve been hanging out.  

Can you relate?  Leave a comment.

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