Life Update: “… peculiar ambition.”

2 Jul

“Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.”  — Abraham Lincoln

It was ambitious of me indeed to think that I would have ANY time (or, energy, rather) AT ALL between all of my zaney travels this month. I’ve been tweeting where I can, but clearly I’m behind. I’m looking forward to having this weekend to recuperate, write some more, and maybe actually get some laundry done. But mostly I’m hoping for some focus.

I was diagnosed with ADD when I was in middle school — and I don’t say that because I just get bored easily. Some days, it’s feels like I have two dozen TV sets on and set to different channels in my brain. The amount of energy I expend to pay attention for a half-hour lecture is exhausting — but I can do it. Over the years I learned coping mechanisms to get things done because I can’t take medication for it without feeling like a zombie, but it’s recently occurred to me that I’ve never tried to actually focus on things outside school and now, work.

I have a lot of things I want to do, but I never seem to get anywhere on them because OH HEY SHINY.

So, over the next couple of months I’m going to try some new routines and see if I can’t apply myself to my hobbies and talents. God doesn’t waste blessings, and I shouldn’t waste the ones he gave me.

That said, I’m looking forward to getting some writing done this weekend to chronicle Dolly’s-Tour-Of-Hot-And-Dusty-Places for next week’s posts and planning some more content. Maybe I’ll finally get some more stuff on Pinterest, too. Who knows. As for the rest of this week: Gettysburg and Independence Day, of course!

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