I Don’t Have Enough Time

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“Know how to live the time that is given you.” Dario Fo

I like painting, but I figure I don’t have time since it’s with oil-based paint and the cleanup takes so long,” said my daughter. “If I can’t paint more than an hour, it isn’t worth it,”

“Oh, and did I mention I’m painting with oil-based paint?”

She was explaining away why she wasn’t painting even though I had no idea she had a painting project underway.

But then, no one has to question me either. Many times I spend more time justifying my inaction to people who didn’t ask than the project would take to complete.

I convince myself I don’t have enough time.

Of course, it’s propaganda. It’s also my primary excuse for not beginning an article, the pile of ironing, a blog post, yard work, website updates, grocery shopping, the list of errands, walking, exercise class, you name it.

“I don’t have enough time” sounds like I got cheated out of something.

I whine as if God gave you the extended 24-hour model while I’m stuck with the condensed version of a day.

Is time management your strength, or do your minutes and hours need straightening out?

WRite wHere I’m supposed to be – I feel frustrated writing this blog post because it’s difficult for me to take responsibility for every hour in the day. Suddenly, if I’m expected to manage each one, 24 sounds like a lot.

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  1. Anjana C. Duff likes this.

    Linda Saelg Calvanico said and I don’t have enough time to learn this new timeline format…I don’t even like reading and posting in it…so confusing…great photo too by the way…
    Sunday at 11:25pm · Unlike · 1

    Peggy New said I like this post … and the past ones too! Thanks for posting reminder on FB too ….
    Monday at 8:12am · Unlike · 1

    S. Kim Henson said Thanks for stopping by, Linda, especially since you don’t like Timeline. It is a bit confusing but a big cover with you and Mo will look great on your page. Hope your birthday celebration was fun last night! So sad I missed it.
    Yesterday at 1:26pm · Like

    S. Kim Henson said Thanks, Peggy New. I appreciate you reading and posting! How about them wine lights? : )
    Yesterday at 1:26pm · Like

    Peggy New Getting said ready to post some new pictures … watch for them!
    Yesterday at 3:55pm · Unlike · 1

    S. Kim Henson said I’ll be over soon. I love the one with the grapes. Oh, and the egret (I think … anyhow, a bird one). Very pretty bottles.
    Yesterday at 4:10pm · Like

    S. Kim Henson said Peas in the Pod is one of my favorites, Peggy!

  2. I love this. I’m guilty. I need to learn how to manage time since I have the same amount as the next guy. Somehow I often find something or someone to blame.. Sounds familiar, like Adam and Eve, huh?

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