How it’s going…

Do you ever get so wrapped up in one project that you neglect the other just as important or even more important ones? I absolutely love Four Leaf Clover and I’m so happy that I decided to start a blog after many years of consideration. The only problem is that I’m spending so much time in the blog world that I’m pushing back other priorities. I’ve gotten far with editing my book, but I was hoping to have it done by now. I have some programs in mind that I’d like to volunteer for this summer, but they’re just bookmarks on my computer for now. I gathered up the courage to ask for help in finding a school, but no school has been found yet. Three “buts”… that’s not good.
I know what I want, I just don’t know how to get there. One of the best feelings I’ve ever had in my life was when I realized that what I was doing at that very moment was what I hoped I would do in life; something I would admire in someone else. Realizing that “hey, you not only can be that person, you are that person!”

I don’t know if it was the spring-like weather that turned to freezing winter that brought out these feelings in me or what, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my life lately (more than usual which seemed like a lot to begin with, ha!). Is it possible to miss the life you want and don’t even have yet? How can I ever expect change if I continue to do the same thing over and over again?
How do you stay on course and focus on what’s truly important to you all while growing as a person? Have you ever had that moment where you realize you are the person you always hoped you’d become? What are your dreams and are they at your fingertips or already in your grasp?

Comments

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
23 February 2011 - 04:20

You already are the person you want to be. You just have to decide to be that person and make the changes you need to make. So tomorrow, apply to those volunteer programs! Take time away from this blog. You have to do all these things to be that person; you can’t just think about it. One of my strengths is that I’m not just a dreamer, but I’m a doer as well. Make a to-do list for yourself and start checking things off. You’ll feel even more fantastic than you do now.

Ashley
23 February 2011 - 05:45

Hi Eva,

I think everyone goes through what your currently feeling. All I can suggest is to accept where you are at, at this moment. We get so caught up in what we want our future to be,we forget where we are in the present.

I know how hard it is when you feel like your “stuck” or not where you want to be, but life can change in a moment.

When you know what you truly want, in your heart, things will eventually reveal to the life you desire. And when they don’t happen instantly it’s OK because you are always being guided in the right direction.

XOXO

Gabriella
23 February 2011 - 17:07

What you wrote really struck me because I have felt, and still sometimes feel, that way as well. I think we’re lucky to have so many interests and passions in life, but then the reality that there is only so much time in a day hampers us. What I find helps is dedicating a day to one of the things you think should get done but hasn’t and putting the other things (If they aren’t urgent) off just for that day. Getting something concrete done may make you feel better.
Thanks for writing this because I’m in the same boat–I want to fulfill all of these hopes and dreams and sometimes I wonder if I’m getting there at all. I’d like to think we all are.

xx Gabriella

Piper
23 February 2011 - 23:44

I completely understand what you’re going through. When I first started blogging, I enjoyed it so much and spent tons of time on it. And of course other things got left in the dust. It took awhile but I learned how to balance a bit more – don’t worry, I”m still learning this!! I think it just takes time (and a good to do list :)

Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
24 February 2011 - 03:29

Eva, I hear you and agree. Is the first draft of my master’s thesis done? Not quite. I spent too much time reading blogs over the weekend when I could have been writing a few more pages. I feel like I’m constantly a skip or two ahead relative to my thinking and planning, but a skip or two behind relative to reality. I’m still learning, but I think we all are. I don’t think I offered any salient advice here, but hopefully a bit of solidarity? Let’s keep at it. That’s what life’s about.

Rachel Parker
24 February 2011 - 03:44

Don’t stress about it. Sometimes it’s easy to get focused on something, especially when it’s something you care about. That’s the good part — you’re clearly VERY passionate about this blog & what you’re doing here! It sounds like you just need to work on time management a little. Schedule your time on the computer instead of allowing yourself to just sit. Create a routine that gives you the time to do everything you love/want to do so you don’t feel guilty!

Misty :)
11 March 2011 - 19:44

Everything is going to work out!! You atleast KNOW where you want to go in life! Thats a definite start! I know people who are still figuring that out! Hell, I’m even still figuring out my hopes/dreams still and how to achieve them!

Its definitely not easy prioritizing the many different projects we have going on in our lives. But we have to do it some how. I think that if you do what you feel is most important to you first, and then the smaller things after that, you will get where you want to be! Jut because you don’t/didn’t (?) have your book done with you posted this doesn’t mean your off track! Its taking a little longer but you have PLENTY of time to finish it!! As for the volunteer programs, if you haven’t done so already, you should set aside some time either over a weekend or in the afternoon when you’re not working on your blog posts and make those dreams come true. Go to those websites and fill out the application forms and try and get into one of the programs! You can’t ever move forward if you don’t actually take the steps to get there! You know who you want to be, you are already that person, you just have to take the steps to get where you wanna go! And we all have faith that you can do it :)





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