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Today I Love Doing All The Things

chair, coffee, computer
My peaceful corner of the house …

Today I love doing all the things all at once, like getting ready for the show today and writing my blog and moving furniture and planning the rest of the day and making decorating decisions and still having moments to sit and breathe with someone important to me. I love that I have people who are important to me in my life. I love plans that fit together with other plans, I remember that happening once or twice in my life. I love that today is not one of those times when plans fit together well, but everything still seems to be getting done, so I’m rolling with that.  I love finding my way through my day with agility so that the big bumps in the road get driven around and the smaller ones provide some excitement, kid of like driving my truck through an old logging road that isn’t maintained in the winter. I love days that make me scramble and then suddenly are peaceful, like climbing up a hill in the woods with rocks strewn about and trees blocking sight lines and then suddenly there’s one last boulder to climb over and you’re in a clearing of light and meadow grasses and the day reveals itself to be blue skied and perfect and ever scrape and bump and bruise is suddenly worth the effort spent for the purchase of the tranquility of that moment. I love that right this instant, as I write, and half the things that need doing according to those in my house are done, and they are working on something I’m not involved in, is that moment of tranquillity and I am happy to have purchased it.

Today I love that this is the Sunday of Summerfolk weekend and this would be the bittersweet day when we all expect a great closing set of music and fellowship but we all know that this will be the end of another festival weekend, if this year were a normal one. I love that although our Summerfolk is not what we would have wanted, it is happening tonight in a socially responsible way via live stream and I get to be a little part of that by doing the pre-show. I love that I’m more excited about that than I have been about hosting anything in a long time, possibly because I’ve been inside and not hosting anything in so many weeks and months.

Today I love big breakfasts of oatmeal shared with friends and family. I love talking about food. I love sharing recipes and making plans for food adventures and that always is fun.

Today I love drinking coffee while I write in the tranquillity of a moment when no one has any plans for me.

Today I Love Doing All The Things

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

email me at ADHD Man

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love Doing All The Things. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 25, 2020, from


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