Thursday, July 16, 2009

Don't sweat the small stuff, and keep your eye on the goal!

Ok a short posting today.

I've been fretting and stressing about this whole AK move thing, and getting ready, and how everything will change, and there's a very wise man who reminded me to not sweat the small stuff, and to remember to think occasionally about what you're trying to do, and not get so task focused that you forget that goal.

So, this reminded me of my little dream, sitting on the Porch watching the Sunset, and seeing a big honking moose wandering through my yard. Now how damn cool is that, how many other people can say with regularity they'll be seeing this, and by regularity I mean more than once in a decade.

Now that's not to say that you don't need to be task oriented some of the time, but you do need to take pause every now and again and remember what it is that led to those tasks.

Now the other things that I worry about are the unknowns, now how funny is that, since I can't possibly predict what those unknowns are I can't plan for them, and I'll just have to deal with them as they arrive, that's what innovation is all about. However worrying about them seems kind of redundant, yes I might get a flat tire on the way, or we might run out of gas, or we might have some issues with the house construction, or the garden, or this, or that, things we didn't foresee. Well that's likely a lot of stuff, and worrying about that isn't going to help.

So today with renewed vigor, after remembering that I knew these things, with some assistance, I'm really looking forward to the trip, and the final few days of prep. It's going to be hard, but sitting on the Western Porch, watching the sunset, and seeing that Moose will make it all worth it.


Anonymous said...

Remember what a famous former Defense Secretary once said, "We don't know what we don't know". Ah - doesn't that just make you puff up with pride? ;-) LOL!

cindy said...

It is Funny, how some things are the same no matter who you are or what the purpose of it is. I remember having those same feeling when we made our move to fairbanks. expecially when i had never been to alaska before and it was still winter,( also a cold front came though canada when we left)we left for our new job, that we had been hired for sight unseen, just talked to them on the phone, to a job that most people would never want to do ( it was actually what I wanted to do),and to top it off on a very limited budget, it was a scary thought, but I alwas new I was doing the right thing and taking the chance. The days befor we left was so stressful. there was never enough time. my poor husband kinda thought I was crazy to want to pack up and make a forever move in the winter, but he loves me and knew it was the right thing to do.

cindy said...

oh and yes seeing the moose in my yard with baby in tow is a wonderful sight. also northern lights are amazing.