“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that.
Your mind must know it has to get down to work.”
Pearl S Buck
I can’t say I follow the advice of this quote! I have been waiting to be in the mood to paint the doors in my apartment and to touch up the paint in the kitchen for weeks and to clean the refrigerator and to do a good cleaning of the floors and rugs and to make a slipcover for the ottoman and to declutter the closets and armoirs and get stuff together for a Goodwill run and to…well, you get the idea.
My mind knows it has work to do but it isn’t pushy. It lets my moods do what they want like read and do puzzles and take walks and daydream. Oh, for sure, necessary things like laundry, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms cleaned, dishes, etc, get done. I guess my mind has just decided retirement means it doesn’t have to get to work and do things it doesn’t find easy or fun.
It seems my mind has taken retirement seriously,
definitely more so than it ever took to the work thing.