We all have things about us we would like to change. For a long time, my absolute ideal was to do a personality re-brand and reboot, replacing my hotch-potch tornado of living-minute-by-minute emotions with a kind of ethereal serenity. I dearly wanted to be the sort of person who smiled fondly over the mountain of washing scooped from the bedroom floor to refill the finally-empty laundry basket or cheerfully stretched the thriftily planned last-meal-before-shopping-day to accommodate a couple more. Unfortunately, I am and will always be the person whose abundantly obvious feelings arrive and leave with the same speed as the Taipai 101’s elevators.
Poker face? Not so much.
I’ve now learnt an extra tin of tomatoes goes a long way to stretching the pasta sauce and an empty laundry hamper is a fleeting wonder you must celebrate immediately – and that a good cry/yell/meltdown is soothing for the soul – well, my soul at least – as long as it is followed by an equally good belly laugh. And my family assure me they love me just the way I am…”Never a dull moment,” according to The Bean Counter.
But in that crazy human way of never being totally satisfied with yourself, I do wish I could tweak things just a little – and the thing I’d happily kick to touch (if only I could get around to it 🙂 ) is my procrastination habit.
Unless the unpleasant task is faced immediately, it can stay languishing, being transferred from list to list, for an embarrassing length of time. Often, when loins are finally girded and lions faced, the whole deal turns out to be such a monumental anticlimax as to make a mockery of the lost sleep it had afforded.
All this by way of explaining this week’s Sage Words.
The no-nonsense sentiment from the guy we on The Homestead know as Craig from Doctor Who may just be the spur I need to turn that new leaf, strike that a new pose…to, as Nike loudly proclaim, just do it!
For the refreshments, I went a big cheffy, as Jamie says. It’s a scary recipe – something I’ve been putting off for a while.
Note: Before you all get excited, I need to make it very clear that doing anything that requires me to actually use anything Nike produced other than their slogan is not on even one of my lists. My lists are more along the lines of *get dishwasher repaired *trim goat hooves *write final Grand Tour blog. I leave the *run a marathon and *climb a mountain stuff well alone.