I just got back from my second and last major on-the-road trip of the year, this time it was to the New England States. It was fun and I will certainly be posting quite a bit about it in the coming weeks. At the very beginning of RJsCorner in 2008 I used to post daily during these trips, but now use the time to pay attention to other things and keep my exposure to the Internet focused solely on tourism issues. That works best for me now. What you saw during my trip were posts I had previously completed and scheduled during that time. My trip was about 2300 miles over about two weeks, so I had a lot of driving time to think about issues that usually get crowded out of my mind.
One of those things is how do I want to use my time now? Blogging takes up a lot of time, and I certainly enjoy it, so I will continue to do that, but there are other things that I also want to spend time on.
On almost a side note, I am going to let you in on a little secret of life here:
What you do day-to-day is pretty much what your life ends up being about.
I know, throughout my life I have always been looking for “the” thing that will define who I am. I am still looking for that one accomplishment, feat, or whatever you want to call it. After almost 76 years on this earth I have to finally admit that for the vast majority of us that single moment never happens. Our lives are defined daily, not about one super accomplishment. I proudly have many mini accomplishments that I like to tell stories about, but none of them really defines me, except for that moment.
With that in mind I am now taking a fresh look at what I want to do day-to-day here in my retirement community and in my remaining life in general. I have to accept that my level of depression is getting worse as time goes by now, and I have to do something about that. Being anchored in each day seems to be the way to do that.
I don’t know how all of this will work out, but I am totally aware that I need to concentrate more on the day-to-day things going forward. My Mr. Fix-it days are over. I need to get that thoroughly established in my head.
I need to enjoy the little things
because they are the 99% stuff
More on all this stuff later in the week.
2 thoughts on “The Day-To_Day Stuff…”
That’s a lot of driving! I look forward to reading about what you saw since I’m not traveling right now.
I hope you can find happiness in the day to day. This season is a challenge for me and I have days when I think the winter is one long session of low grade depression.
Thanks for the wishes, Laurel. Yes, the winter months are usually the hardest for depression. I hope my new plans help me out during this season change. If not, we just have to keep trying.