Sitting at my kitchen table, at 6am, papers and laptop spread before me, usual knot in my stomach knowing that either of my children could be up in a moment popping this sacred bubble of time, I have found I am ready to write. To deconstruct. To deconstruct… something. But, there is nothing. Nothing but the hum of the furnace and my glaring white page screaming at me… you.can’t.do.this. You don’t have enough time, you don’t have enough resources, you aren’t smart, articulate, witty, interesting enough. You are too overworked, too overstretched, too tired, too busy, too scared.
Ahhh… there it is. I am too scared.
So, that’s where I’m going to start. The title of this month’s challenge is “Less is More.” The hope is to sort out a way to sort out the clutter in my life. This fear is really cluttering up my mind and although I doubt I`ll actually be able to extinguish it entirely, I do think that I could clean it up a bit So, how am I going to do that? I`m going to fumble my way through of course! But, that`s okay – the point is that I am getting through. That can be enough.
Remember that old saying… “how do you eat an entire elephant? One bite at a time!” I`m going to work on putting that idea into practice this month. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by the big picture, I`m going to take a deep breath and just take one bite at a time. My first bite is this first post. I`m still scared… terrified actually… but I`m doing it.
You know what?… elephant tastes a lot like chicken!