Saturday, February 12, 2011

When Life is Messy

Yesterday I stumbled upon an interesting blog article. It is about Life is Messy.

True, there are too many things to do, all cluttered in the head, and too short time in a day.

The author says, some of us are not successful, not because these people are stupid or dumb, we are just not consistent.(Look at my last blog post...rings a bell!) Then some times these people  even do not have a plan. No direction or goal where they want to go.

May be they even are not clear what they really want out of life.

I remember of a class assignment  that I had taken years ago. I was asked to find five things that I consider most important in life.

After that, we were asked to document how a normal day flows in our individual lives. I mean, we had to document all that we had done over the whole day. Surprisingly, we found, at least I did, that it had no correlation to those five most important things.

It is as if my life is driven by some one else and I am experiencing it passively. Well, to go where you want to go you need to drive your own life, like driving your own car. Of course, some times I like to be the rider, just enjoying the show and not worry about the to do lists.

It has its pros and cons. So we have to find a fine balance.

Now talking about having a plan, here is a wonderful product this gal has made and she very graciously is offering it free as a give away.

Here I want you to know that I have no commercial affiliation with these products.  I am sharing just what I found interesting.

I was amazed to see how much thought she had put into it. Not only a daily,planner, she thought about a weekly and monthly goal thing too. Also a goal setter including all the areas of your life. If you go there you'll be able to see what I mean.

I know, it is just not winning this fabulous product ( I have never won any lottery ever in my entire life), or just buying it for $20. It is implementing in life. It is training my self to be disciplined to think about those important five things and weave it into my life with some regular pattern.

It is to visualize the whole big quilt - the life quilt and then go through every detail,  make individual stitches count  to accomplish it.

I came to know about these artists from the tweeter vine fields , through another talented  artist Jess Van Den.

Jessica says  somewhere, if you are a writer do write. If  you claim to be a jewelry artist then go to your studio and create some thing every day. Be true to yourself.

True. So this is what I created today, Jesse.

About the big life quilt, I am thinking... will share with you soon.


Pretty Things said...

You said...

It is as if my life is driven by some one else and I am experiencing it passively.

.... and that really resonates with me.

I have a similar planner I bought, a perpetual calendar, and I write on it what my plans for the day are. It helps me stay somewhat on task, but it's so EASY to drift, isn't it?

Glad to see you on the blogosphere again!

DeJhanee said...

Your Jewelry is lovely... I myself also love making jewelry,but don't always have the time... which is why I sell both my own handmade/wholesale brought jewelry..... I would love for you to check out my blog as well as my main site.
I'm always looking for ways to better my buisness & help others... In the mean time stay bless & continue the wonderful work :-)

Tara Hutchinson said...

Hi! My name is Tara Hutchinson, and I LOVE your jewelry and your blog! I would like to add your blog to my blogroll (, but I don't know your first name!

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