I really do! But I am trying so hard to be “Linden 2.0” here.
One of my biggest problems in America was not managing my time well. I was a terrible procrastinator and I could always find something else to do with my time than what I was supposed to be doing.
But nobody here knows that, and I want to recreate myself as someone who gets what she needs to do done ahead of time. I want to recreate myself as an organized person.
So, that means I don’t just sit down and write a blog post when the idea strikes me (with the exception of this one, of course). I make a note in my planner or on my To Do list and get back to work. Right now, I want to right a blog about all the interesting pictures I’ve taken (Look for the title “It’s All Foreign to Me and Foreign = Interesting”). I want to write a blog about our trip to Berlin this weekend (“October Birthdays… In Berlin!”). I want to write a blog about how my everyday life here is different from my everyday life in American (“It’s Different, but Pretty Much the Same”). But not yet, my pretties. I must work. I must be efficient. I must be Linden 2.0.
If you know me, you know I love quotes. Here are some quotes that inspire me (emphasis mine).
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Carl Sandburg, US biographer and poet (1878 – 1967)
The things that one most wants to do are the things that are probably most worth doing.
Winifred Holtby, O Magazine, September 2002
It’s wonderful what we can do if we’re always doing.
George Washington (1732 – 1799)
Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing.