Folks, it is finally time.
You remember how every day of your life you’ve thought up something you could do that would be great?
And you’ve put it off, because … well, it would be great fun, but it wouldn’t be productive.
It wouldn’t be productive and it likely wouldn’t be an acceptable use of your time in the eyes of others.
Not an acceptable use of time, and it was likely really just a distraction from what you were supposed to be doing.
You’ve been told to stay home. You’ve been told to be safe.
And I’m not going to argue with that, dammit, stay home, be safe! Seriously!
How are your walls?
Is your floor starting to wear down from you pacing around? Are your walls full of dents from you bouncing off of them? Have you pulled down the chandeliers and rafters by swinging from them yet?
I feel you.
But there’s great, silver lining news hidden in the dark clouds of our current situation.
Remember how you wanted to build a home gym out of that scrap lumber in the side yard? Yeah, it’s time.
Remember how you always wanted to learn how to construct electronic circuits? The info you want is online, go ahead and bury yourself in that stuff.
Remember how you said some day you were going to learn how to use that damned sewing machine? Time to sew up that aspiration, my friend.
Remember all the things?
Remember that you were thinking about figuring out how your grandmother used to make those pies or cakes or biscuits or bread or stews or soups or whatever it was she did in the kitchen that made your heart feel like you were exactly where you were supposed to be?
She would be so proud of you and the way you are handling this pandemic, you should start on that right now.
For the more adventurous ones …
Remember how you went to work every day and all you could think was that if you only had time to do at home the things you do at work you could improve your home or your family’s life … you’ve got that time.
Personally, I’m not working on anyone else’s house right now so I get to work on my own. And it’s going to be great when I’m done.
So do it!
Learn to play that damned guitar that’s been sitting in your closet. Write that short story and find a contest to submit it to. Call every one of your cousins and have that long talk you kept saying you’d like to have. Teach your kid to play that game you played as a child that you loved so much.
And if you can’t think of anything to do right this instant … wait five minutes. I know you, something will come to mind the minute you stop trying to think of something.
It’s time. Let’s do this. Let’s get through this and come out the other side with some one thing to show for it.