A few days ago I talked about routines and how important they will be during my retirement. One of the routines I plan on establishing is to blog everyday. It’s obvious to myself and anyone reading this blog that I have not yet disciplined myself to this daily practice. I need to remind myself that it usually takes me most of the summer to establish a routine. But one of the reasons I began the blog was to help me be accountable to myself – to move myself forward, slowly and with precision, in the eight ” disciplines” I have determined are important.
I am considering how to best meld discipline and slower pace. As a teacher I was fairly disciplined. Anyone who has taught within the last five years, maybe anyone who has worked at any job in the last five years, understands that the constant multi-tasking required precludes working at anything other than a quick pace. (Frantic pace was the first phrase that came to mind but that might be too dramatic.)
So, for right now, I am blogging when I feel that I have something to share that will provide insight to myself or others. Maybe the infrequency of my blogs is really not a result of lack of discipline but a sign that I am actually decluttering my mind, as I told friends I would do for the first month of retirement. It could be due to the fact that I hate typing with one hand and when I try to use only my thumb and index finger on my left hand the splint protruding from my other fingers hits some unknown function key which sends my computer into a tailspin which I struggle to untangle. Who knows? But I guess I have all summer to figure it out.