Life is full of so many interesting pursuits! How does one have time to pursue them all?
Feb7No24Satisfy our curiosity about the world around us?Feb7BubblesSnowmenHow do we know in which direction we should put our focus?Feb7Happy

Almost every single day, when my feet hit the floor, well, okay, when the coffee kicks in, I have more ideas pop in my mind that I want to do, experience, learn, try than my energy and obligations allow. Sometimes, this feels like a problem I need to ponder and solve.Feb7Bubbles

What is the answer?Feb7Calves

How do you find time for obligations and your interests?Feb7Jethro

Your work, fun, responsibilities, hobbies without howling about being stressed?  Feb7BubblesSneeze

Is everyone stressed about something? It’s almost like we aren’t working hard enough if we aren’t stressed.  Stress should not be a status symbol.Feb7SmilingJethro

Life should be a lot more about what and who we love and a lot less of being in an I’m-more-stressed-than-you competition.Feb7Dusk

Today, I hope you do something you love.

Tomorrow, I hope you do not feel stressed about what you didn’t get done today.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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22 Responses to Pursuits

  1. Wendy says:

    Beautifully stated! Great pictures.

  2. Dalo 2013 says:

    Such great questions, and for me I just take a step forward and whatever problem/pursuit hits me first I go after 🙂 Cheers to a good day ~

  3. Dianna says:

    Love your pictures as always (that last one is gorgeous)! I guess stress is just part of life sometimes…

  4. Beth Ann says:

    Love, love. love this post. I must admit that as I get older the type of stress is different. Now the stress is usually more about caring for family and loved ones and not the job and deadline stress. There is no way to totally avoid it but surrounding myself with lovely people and pictures of their wonderful animals helps a lot more than can be imagined. Love your pictures.

  5. Recently, in a sermon I heard the minister ask if “being too busy” was the new status symbol. This fits in nicely with your being too stressed; so, saying no and eliminating the busy helps decrease the stress.

  6. pattisj says:

    I do the same thing, even before the coffee kicks in! I think what all needs to be done, what order it needs to happen, and then POOF! I’m trying to let go of more and grasp what it is I truly want to do. Loved all your photos. That is one pretty cat.

  7. I loved your post, complimented with such perfect photos! 🙂

    Seriously, stress can be a killer. I’ve always lived a busy life, full of stress. Last year the stress was ten-fold with the passing of my mom, the handling of her estate, the closing of our business. It all came to head with a stress-related heart attack last November! I am thankful it was a mild one, and I am fully healthy with no heart-related issues, but it took that to finally wake me up and say, “Today is for me, everything else can wait for tomorrow.” Life is full of stress, it is all about how we handle it. I am learning every day to keep it in check!

  8. Lovely images .. And you are so right, tomorrow should not be about what we didn’t do today! Time to smell the roses 😊

  9. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    Looking at your goat, I’m glad I don’t have to wear a set of horns.

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