“You need to spend more time up a tree, with your shoes off, eating jellybeans and watching the clouds go by.”
"But, but, but..." I stammered. I'd never get ANYWHERE if I did THAT. And there are things that I want. I, I, I... I don't know what to DO.
"Do nothing." he said.
After brunch, it started to hit me. I've gotten much more gentle with my expectations in the past five years but I still drive myself, and hard. I rarely screw up, but when I do, the gloves come off. I hold my tongue when others don’t do what I have asked them to do THREE TIMES, but if I spend a weekend without checking off everything on my to do list, it was a “waste” of a weekend.
This isn't working.
* I may have made up the part about eating jellybeans, but it really should be in there, so I’m pretending it was.