It’s been high time I examine what I’m doing with myself and why, for weeks now really. I spend my time on what sometimes seems like an unreasonable number of things, and manage to both get carried away by the tide of time and activity and constantly question what and why and how and when. So I did a bit of an internal audit, a review of my life and passions at present, in hopes that I will better discern my path. The whole thing is very ‘I’ centric, something I try to avoid but of course cannot when examining my motivations for action and persistence.
What I’m wondering is this: What am I doing with my life right now? Why am I doing it? What do I want to be doing more of? Less of?
I have a handful of blurbs to answer these questions, and rather than post an absurdly lengthy single piece, will share it with the cloud over the next week or so. Following is the first. Any insight from readers on what you hear underneath what I am saying about how I should be spending my energies would be much appreciated, critical or otherwise.
I’m working at the Community Council. I spend a lot of time at the computer, on email, sitting and typing and just generally being remarkably sedentary. I want to do less of this. However, I also spend a good amount of time in meetings. I enjoy the smaller meetings, the informal ones where I get to catch up and connect and problem solve. I really like biking to various things, working with the Transition Town group, and doing the interviews with people for the Energy Resilience Group eblast. I’ve also enjoyed learn about and having an effect on zoning and development in the neighborhood- it’s crazy work to be doing considering the fact that I’m not at all educated in planning, but it’s interesting and important and I feel like my role as community organizer matters in processing information from the city for the neighborhood to get people involved in more complicated things that are actually really important.