I snapped this photo the other night while Dan was watching the Sharks vs Ducks hockey game on television. It was a tough game to watch (Sharks lost, bringing it to 3-1 in the series). But at this moment instead of angry and loud and excited, he was still and quiet and focused. And while I know the outcome of the game (and the series) was disheartening, I love the look in his eyes. He’s so intent and focused.
I sometimes have a hard time finding focus in my life. My mind whirls with ideas and a todo list 100 miles long. I can be very organized at times. And even diligent and momentarily focused, but long term focus is difficult for me. I need variety, but then too much variety and I get paralyzed: what should I do? I want to do abc and xyz and lmnop and… but I only have time to do abc. So instead of going and doing abc, I sit and fret and consider all of the options over and over until all of my time is gone.
This blog is an experiment in focus for me. I love writing, even if it’s just a little rambly account of how I made some cupcakes. And I love baking. But sewing and knitting and traveling and entertaining and green choices and reading and photography and guitar and finding a way to get back into shape without giving up baking are all high on my list as well. So the experiment for me has been to focus on 1 thing: baking (mostly). And it’s been successful so far. It’s still a new blog and I’m still enjoying it. But I’m feeling some of my focus fading.
I don’t mean to say that I’m going anywhere or that I’m not going to continue baking and bringing you treats. I fully intend to continue to do all of those things… and more. But my focus is getting a little blurry. So if I stray a bit off the cookie crumb trail, I hope you will still follow me. I promise to keep a good amount of treats and eats flowing through these pages (I mean, I do still have to eat after all).
What do you do to stay focused? How are you at setting goals and actually achieving them?