Want To Versus Have To

What I want to do and what I have to do are two different things, and that is okay. In fact, it’s more than okay. The mundane ebbs and flows of life are where we find true meaning underneath it all.

J was gone today, and M had softball tryouts – she made it! We were gone all day between tryouts, lunch and a little shopping. By 6p, I knew we needed to get back home for the dogs and chickens. All was well on Orchard Street Farm but the dogs were so happy to have a lap to sit on.

What I learned:

  • Reading a simple magazine article is enough to keep moving forward even when I want to be doing more.
  • Life happens and we have priorities. We can’t always do what we want.
  • I felt weird, like I was abnormal as I sat at the softball tryouts reading a magazine I recently fell in love with, The New Pioneer.
  • I didn’t care how abnormal I felt. I’m committed to our vision regardless of what others think or how they perceive it.
  • I’m as much of an impulse shopper as M (and she sways me easily.) We bought a heavy duty weed eater and brush attachment today at Lowe’s though we can’t use it for the next week or so.
  • M is a task master and very driven soul . . . I kinda knew this already.
  • M told me we make a good team – she and I, she and J, J and I, all three of us. I thought that was a pretty good compliment, coming from a teen.