I had a plan for this months blogging.
That plan included lots of pictures. There were going to be pictures of the prom, pictures of the graduation celebration, pictures of Mothers' Day stuff, pictures of the spring burgeoning about my yard, pictures of the Birthday, pictures of the H.S. Graduation celebration ....
I've got pictures. Some. Not as many as I'd like. But my phone (whose camera records more megapixels than my camera... go figure) and my computer are no longer on speaking terms. This means that the best I can do is email my pictures to myself. And when I do that, the camera shrinks them "for" me... until they're too small to be worth much on the blog.
In frustration, I let that stop me from blogging! I "couldn't" blog until I fixed the picture issue.
It's also a bit of a wake up call. How many things do we not do because we can't do them the way we'd planned?
I had planned to set up my 90% finished living room with new shelves for the DVDs (since the old ones no longer stand up, having had their bottoms warped), and with a new gadget to allow me to stream my music from the hard drive (where I'm uploading all my CD's) instead of keeping all the CDs on the massive shelf.
I can't find a DVD storage unit that is both attractive and sturdy enough not to fall over (I already have falling over ones) without bolting them to the wall. Thus, I've not quite finished putting those things away.
I can't seem to get the folks at the local purveyors of electronic gadgets to identify the gadget I need to stream my audio stuff through my stereo (they all say they know it can be done, they've seen it done, they know people who do it, but they don't know what it takes to get it done). Instead of just setting up the stereo the way it was, I'm waiting to get the gadget, and we're relying on the bad radio that was built into the intercom in our house for music.
I'm letting the fact that I can't do it the way I planned to do it interfere with getting it done. How dumb is that?
Sure, I'll keep burning my CD's to the system so that when we figure out the how, we can implement it... but today, I'll focus more on putting together what I CAN do instead of why I can't get it the way I want it.
If we look, I'll bet we'll find lots of places in our lives where we've let not being able to do things the WAY we want has kept us from doing them at all. I know that there are several other things in my life that suffer from this silliness. I won't share them all, but here's one more:
There are lots of things in the house that constitute clutter now. I'd like to get them out ... into the garage perhaps ... and then sort them for sale and/or donation. But... the garage is a mess. And the weather and my schedule haven't combined to allow me to clean it out to make room either for the stuff cluttering my house, or to sort what's already there, much less more stuff. Somehow, I've let this prevent me from de-cluttering the house, from getting rid of some stuff that I know will wind up at GoodWill, and from simply chucking things out there for later contemplation.
This does not sound like a win win to me.
Planning is a good thing. But letting plans keep you from doing what you want to do... not so much.