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Today I Love Sudden Determination


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On the road with coffee soon …

Today I love sudden determination, like when I suddenly decide I’m done looking for some part for something and I’m either going to make the part myself or fix the one that’s broken. I love when I can keep something out of the landfill. I love when I make replacement parts that are better than the originals. I love when I use materials that were for one thing and make them do another, like the time I used a bolt to replace a busted plastic connector in a trash grabber. I love that things I sometimes find intimidating are only intimidating until I start doing them and then suddenly I’m laughing at them. I love that I have become aware that I can do a lot more than the world would have me believe. I love that I refuse to be put into a pigeon hole, that I will make bread and bake pies and rewire the shed and then fix the plumbing, drive a tractor or a truck or a motorcycle, read a sci-fi thriller and then follow it up with a Jane Austen novel, sew my own face mask, make outdoor furniture, record a radio show and then bake cookies while I’m doing the laundry. I love that the laundry is on right now, comforting noise while I write. I love that my compressor just fired up in the living room and scared the living bejeebers out of me, I forgot I put it in there and plugged it in. I love that that made me laugh at myself.

Today I love that I get to go to the cottage in the middle of the week, got some things to deliver there and a few tasks to do, and then maybe a bit of swimming to do to make sure the lake is still working properly for the coming weekend. I love that I’m that kind of conscientious guy that I worry about things like a working lake. I love that I have almost everything I need to take with me assembled by the front door now, and I’ll be on my way shortly. I love that I still have to pack up my computer so that I can work if anything comes up. I love that there is a collection of little things in my pocket that I will be needing to use at the cottage today or within a week or two, it’s the little things that count, right?

Today I love planning my lunch at the cottage, what shall I have? I love that I will be busy enough that I might not remember to eat lunch, that kind of busy always makes me feel like I’ve accomplished things.

Today I love coffee on the road and I’ll be drinking that as soon as I’m done writing and loaded up to go.

Today I Love Sudden Determination


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 Sudden Determination. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 24, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2020/08/today-i-love-sudden-determination/

 

Last updated: 12 Aug 2020
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