Nothing Worth Doing…
One of my favored sayings came to bite me in the rear this week. “It’s haaaard,” is not really said much at my house. It is the quickest way to get my lecture entitled: Nothing Worth Doing is Ever Easy. Often followed up with another favorite…You Think This is Hard?
I caught myself yesterday, unloading on Eric. Homeschooling is really hard. Keeping a clean house while homeschooling is harder. Trying to write a book and keep up a blog while homeschooling…impossible!
He had lots of husbandly advice. Our conversation was interesting. It went something like this:
Me: It’s too hard to do everything, blah, blah, blah. I’m not doing this blog anymore, it sucks.
Him: Well, okay. You don’t have to write.
Me: When I don’t, I feel dead inside. Kill me now.
Him: Well, you don’t have to write the blog and your book.
Me: Actually, I kind of do.
Him: Well, then wake up when you say you will. (Okay, he didn’t actually say this, but believe me, he said it with his eyes.)
Me: But I have to get up at four in the morning to have time for it, and when we don’t go to sleep until 11, that is like, really hard!
Him: So we’ll go to sleep earlier.
Me: No, we won’t.
Him: Yeah, we probably won’t.
Him: Then why don’t you only write on the blog once a week?
Him: Well, you need sleep, and you actually do all those things you write about, so…
Me: Uh, yeah. That’s my point.
Him: So, have the kids do more independent work.
Me: And what, stick them in front of a computer all day?
At this point, he distracted me. And it worked pretty well. But then, later as I was trying to fall asleep my mind was turning again. God, I think you want me to do all this, so why is it so hard?
Because nothing worth doing is ever easy, you dork.
All that to say…I am trying to finish this book I’m writing by the summer. So until then, I am going to try for a while to post three times a week instead of every day. We’ll see how that goes.