When “one day” is today but was actually every other day
Headline news—-It’s raining. In Savannah. Again.
Actual blog post:
For the last 10 years or so I’ve said one day countless times.
One day, when I’m not in school and working, I’ll …
One day, when I’m not working and waking up in the middle of the night to change diapers and help with baby feedings I’ll…
One day, when I’m not working two jobs I’ll…
One day, when I’m not working two jobs and finishing another degree I’ll…
And back again to: one day, when I’m not working two jobs I’ll…
Well lah-di-dah, it would appear that “one day” has arrived. “One day” has come. One day has become today.
I have one job. I’m not working at a school and a church. Just a school. A great school. The Habersham School (with a fine new website).
While there is much work to do and plenty to keep me busy, it’s still one day. And that means I have written pages upon pages of a book, right? I’ve researched and taken notes on topics about which I plant to write, right? I’m blogging multiple times a week, right?
Nah. I’ve blogged a couple times in as many months. No pages for a book. Not even a sentence.
I’m writing a blog about how I haven’t written anything, so this should count for something.
It turns out that “one day” isn’t as situational or circumstantial as I thought. One day is about discipline. It’s habit. Which means that one day has been every other day prior to today.
Crap. I wasted a lot of todays waiting on one day.
How, then, do I work, spend quality time with my kids, date my wife, workout, cultivate spiritual health, AND write. Your AND may be something else–dance, create art, start a business, travel, lose 10lbs–mine has always been write (and lose 10lbs).
There has to be something to do to-day that will demystify your one day and make it more achievable. There’s a discipline or habit or practice to start, or, to stop. It’s one less meal…another practice session…500 more words…another page…two more sets…something.
Here’s to your efforts at bringing one day into today!