Day 16 of 2021— I finally did something that I’ve been pushing off for several months now. It’s one of those things I didn’t need to do, but knew the payoff would be great. When I think about how much it affected me up until now, I realize I had adjusted my daily activities based on this one thing. Sure, I got by with temporary substitutes, but those only lasted for so long. Admittedly, those things were easier to replace than the thing I accomplished today.
This task required agility, balance, coordination, flexibility, and perhaps stamina. It made me conscious that if I made one wrong move, it would ruin the moment of trying to adult.
Lots of analogies come to mind. Why is it that the fruits on the highest branch taste the best or are worth the wait? And why are the best things for us the ones that make us reach?
But you know, it only took 5 minutes to do.
Ladies and gentlemen, I now bask in the fruits of my labor! It seems ages ago that I dragged my chair to climb it, to climb off it, to climb it again, and to climb off it for the last time, before sitting on it.
Did I mention the stairs and the need to walk through a bunch of stuff to get what I needed? And then I had to open everything and tidy up everything afterwards?
So really, the whole thing took 15 minutes of my time.