It has been a while since I wrote a blog post. Mainly because I wasn’t sure what I would write about. But then I had an idea, I could write about the thing that plagues all of us at one time or another. What is that thing? It is time. Time is always there, ticking away. Sometimes, it has a way of forcing a decision. This can be tricky and always means choosing one thing over other options. Why can’t we take, do, or go with all our options? Because time is limited and valuable. There is only so much time for each of us. No matter who you are or the amount money or power you have, time is finite. Money and power can buy a lot, but they won’t buy you more time. Time equalizes us all.
In my case, with painting, I must choose what I will paint next. I have so many options for subjects, and it can be frustrating because I want to do them all. I have so many paintings I visualize in my mind and it’s wonderful but then I see the work(s) I have sitting front and center on my easel. Or I have promised a commission to someone, and I need to do this before taking on another project.
I have amassed so many cool photos of places I’ve visited or great still life subjects that I have snapped thinking to myself, this will make an awesome painting. Too many options can be paralyzing because to decide means intent and then actually going forward and making your decision a reality. You make your decision; work ensues and of course time passes. By then I have forgotten many of the other ideas I had.
But then something also happens. The ideas that really hold water, they are still in the back of my mind. Staying just left of center speaking to me every so often. They remind me they are still there, waiting. That is the gift because the things you need to decide upon will sometimes make the decision for you. There is it, next in line. How could I not have chosen you before?
Perhaps it wasn’t the right time, or my skill level wasn’t there yet to tackle it until now. Either way I relent to the fact that good decisions always keep presenting themselves to us. Maybe not at the right time. But if they really are meant to be brought to life then the time will be there for the good ones. Destiny maybe? Or just simple opportunity to seize a worthwhile idea.
Of course, like everyone, I have made bad or unrealistic decisions. They seemed good at first but then, not so. It goes with the territory. Decisions made for better or for worse are, in the end yours to make. The goal is to keep moving forward and hopefully improve with each decision.
Thanks for reading and good decision-making wishes to you. 💛 💚 💙