“I don’t know how much time I have left.” That’s my theme for 2018.
I don’t believe in making New Year’s Resolutions. They aren’t flexible enough. Not adaptable to the times. But I like having a theme for the year. Something that can be used to guide all the gazillions of decisions and choices we make every day, week, and month.
What was really happening thematically in regard to what you were saying was that this is really about, “I don’t know how much time I have left.” This was about me at this point in my life where things are changing and I’m accepting things to a certain degree, but also a little saddened by them. That theme had to come through.
Accepting things are changing. Easy to do. Acknowledging that you aren’t going to be able to influence everything. That you don’t have time for fighting every battle that could/should be fought, that’s harder to do. But it’s time for me to stop charging up every hill. Time to pick the battles that are important, and let the others play out as they will.
And if the battle is something I don’t choose to get involved with, even if others think it’s a really big deal, I can always shrug my shoulders and say, “I don’t know how much time I have left.”
A very useful tool.