Saturday, June 7, 2014
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
The first week of June is already done and over our shoulder...Wherever is the time going!?!
I learnt in Econ class eons ago that "necessity is the mother of invention" so I've learnt to do many things and improvise as I go along. Life is an evolution and if we don't reinvent ourselves and the ways in which we do things, then there will be no change or growth. Moral: You only know the extent of your capabilities unless you push yourself and try. You may even surprise yourself as you surpass your expectations. So try! You live and you learn each and every day.
I'm happy to announce that my book proposal was mailed to the publisher this week...this after staying up till 5 am last Saturday. I'm hoping and praying for the best. Wish me luck.
I've realized two things about myself this past week...(1) I'm a workaholic...no matter how hard I try to go to bed at a reasonable time, I'm incapable of doing so...even if I'm tired and have been out all day....once I get behind my computer there's no stopping me. Happiness is doing what you love and having people appreciate it.
I rarely watch television and I'm an internet/computer junkie. Always writing, reading articles, researching new ways to do things and creating. Last year while residing in the sister-isle of Tobago, I lived in a remote (yet beautiful) area and had to rely on a rechargeable internet hot spot-- which was a bother to be honest, so I only logged on once or twice a week for a couple hours at a time and used my phone for most other things. That year was also the year that I resumed television watching...at least during the week and became an avid movie-goer. Now that I have high speed internet in large doses, it's back to my regular scheduled programme. I'm in overdrive...making up for lost time:)
(2) I always knew this one, but I am not a morning person. Hard to admit on a public arena but now I'm an entrepreneur, I feel little restraint to rise at 5 or 6 in the a.m. as I was forced to do for many, many years in an effort to beat rush hour traffic. (Oh how I don't miss that one bit!) However I still try my best to wake at a reasonable time to answer and attend to any business calls and early morning meetings.
So I lied...there's a third thing...but I digress. I can't stress enough that we all need to be present in the moment and not live in the past. If we are fully present to enjoy all those moments in time as they happen, there will be no need to regress and rehash what's gone. Can you relate? If so, please post a comment. There's so much more to expound on this, but I will save this for another blog post.
Life is a wondrous gift, so hang on, savour the memories, tell the ones you love you care and leave your mark because as the great Dr. Maya Angelou once said: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." You taught us well, may your beautiful soul rest in peace. (see earlier tribute here >> http://inspirationescape.blogspot.com/2014/05/your-light-continues-to-shine-bright.html)
OK...I'm sorry...fourth thing......song and words (and wine/sangria lol) truly heals and illuminates the soul! Right now I'm listening to Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada...golden hits....unforgettable sounds...earlier this week one of my sisters shared her experience of seeing Miami Sound Machine in concert in the 80s at the National Stadium...it was wonderful hearing her speak of that happy memory...wish I was old enough! Who are some of your favourite artistes?
Here's to the weekend. Hope you had a productive week and may His annointing fall upon you and may wonderful things abound in the week ahead ~
Peace & Love