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2004-02-10

Emerson and the Inevitability of Stone

ďFinish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; Some blunders and absurdities crept in; Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.Ē - Ralph Waldo Emerson

In times of stress and anxiety, I should have known that Emerson would appear in one way or another with elegant words of wisdom. Iíve been a bit of a nutcase lately, obsessing about work deadlines, stressing out and feeling overwhelmed. I have to remind myself that there is only so much I can do, and I will never do anything unless I move on to the next. Unless I stop lamenting over projects gone bad and concentrate on how to make current and future projects succeed. Thatís what learning really is, right? The ability to apply your lesson and improve upon your current state? Yeah, I think so.

Mistress E is back in Boston, she left yesterday morning. Oh, I canít wait to see those cards! Iíll be linking them as soon as theyíre out, because Iím sure youíll all want to buy them.

M.s. is totally stressed, there is just so much to get done! I know we can do it, though. Itís so easy for me to sit in front of the mountain and consider it, allow it to intimidate me. So easy to contemplate its immensity, its massive presence. But while I sit and consider, others are climbing their own mountains. By the time I gather the courage to step up, they are already at the top. What Iím saying is, Iím realizing more and more how important it is to do things rather than think about them. Thatís what got me back in school... I considered going back for years. The money, the time, it didnít seem worth it. I could have been done now if I didnít weigh my options for so long. Interesting, how we limit ourselves when we think we know what is best for us.

But these are random thoughts, and I really do not have the time to organize them into any message. All I can say to tie this together, is: Iím okay. Iím more okay than I think I am, and Iím a lot better than I give myself credit for. Iím going to hold on to that thought today, and begin to climb this massive rock on my desk.

-Barbarella

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Emerson and the Inevitability of Stone 2004-02-10 8:37 a.m. ďFinish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; Some blunders and absurdities crept in; Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.Ē - Ralph Waldo Emerson

In times of stress and anxiety, I should have known that Emerson would appear in one way or another with elegant words of wisdom. Iíve been a bit of a nutcase lately, obsessing about work deadlines, stressing out and feeling overwhelmed. I have to remind myself that there is only so much I can do, and I will never do anything unless I move on to the next. Unless I stop lamenting over projects gone bad and concentrate on how to make current and future projects succeed. Thatís what learning really is, right? The ability to apply your lesson and improve upon your current state? Yeah, I think so.

Mistress E is back in Boston, she left yesterday morning. Oh, I canít wait to see those cards! Iíll be linking them as soon as theyíre out, because Iím sure youíll all want to buy them.

M.s. is totally stressed, there is just so much to get done! I know we can do it, though. Itís so easy for me to sit in front of the mountain and consider it, allow it to intimidate me. So easy to contemplate its immensity, its massive presence. But while I sit and consider, others are climbing their own mountains. By the time I gather the courage to step up, they are already at the top. What Iím saying is, Iím realizing more and more how important it is to do things rather than think about them. Thatís what got me back in school... I considered going back for years. The money, the time, it didnít seem worth it. I could have been done now if I didnít weigh my options for so long. Interesting, how we limit ourselves when we think we know what is best for us.

But these are random thoughts, and I really do not have the time to organize them into any message. All I can say to tie this together, is: Iím okay. Iím more okay than I think I am, and Iím a lot better than I give myself credit for. Iím going to hold on to that thought today, and begin to climb this massive rock on my desk.