“Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.”- Will Rogers
I’ve been holding out on you. I’m told I’m one of the most patient people on the planet. Family, students, peers, employers, and more have stood by saying “Well? Do you have an answer yet?”, “Did you hear me?”, “just tell me the answer, Chef.”. In my defense; yes, I am listening, always. I am a fabulous listener and observer. Yeah, it’s a bit creepy. I am also an introvert. For my former students this might be hard to realize but it took all I had to present, lecture and interact with you. I would go home and shut down to the point of not communicating with my family and honestly, it wasn’t fair for them. I had spent all my extrovert powers at work and left nothing for the people closest to me.
I have been wanting to write for years. Putting it off until the time was right, when I had the time, when my computer was running well, ect… I am a thinker and sometimes I will not do something until I know the outcome completely. It sucks. I put in all the scenarios and then won’t start until I am sure of the outcome. Luckily for you I have changed a bit. Not completely but some.
Years ago I started to build, no wait, I started to plan to build, a chuck box for hunting and camping. Research included looking at what was in the market already, materials, tools required, space to do the job, and, of course, time to do the building. A little more than two years later and I had made my own chuck box. Mission complete!
Bulllllsssshit…. I had spent two complete hunting seasons (spring turkey, archery and rifle deer and elk) improvising with what I had and done just fine. I had found that being flexible and having less was the key. I used the chuck box for one season of camping/hunting before using as a storage shelf in the garage. Two years for one fucking season what a waste! The most valuable lesson I had learned was to start something. Yeah, just start it and keep hammering nails into it. You can change it or fix it later. Be flexible, don’t try to figure it all out before starting. Most solutions present themselves in the moment.
The excuses have all gone by the wayside and you are all in for what I hope is a treat. My perspective.