2010 in sum
Something's Missing

>To do

by Tony Creech on Saturday, January 22, 2011

>I love thinking of things to do.

doing them…. is a little different.

EasyThat’s true about a number of things in life for most people (like being a Rock Star, or a Pro Athlete) Errands are thing like that for me.  I love thinking of little errands, home improvements, odd jobs and possibilities. I hate taking the time to shop for lumber and to measure and get things done.  -not because i hate doing that stuff, mind you, it’s because i always have a long list of much more creative and important things i’d RATHER be doing.
(i know, i broke the “never use CAPS when you blog rule”, let’s both move on from here)

I have big projects that i care much more about…about a mile of them. And when you put some little odd job -like registering your car- its tough to find time to do it.

The pattern is: ignore the dumb job for the highly fullfilling one, untill that becomes extremely life-and-death urgent and if you don’t act on it now the Government will burn your body and force you to live as Darkman, only in a cave. Then be extremely stressed out as you try to get that errand done alongside a stack of other “dumb” errands you’ve ignored.

Errands steal the thing i love most “unplanned time.”  Women also steal this, but they are much more beautiful, kissable, and so forth.

The question is… what errands am i ignoring to take the time to type this?

Well, i DID (oh no, caps again!) take the time to do a shwacklaod of errands today. so there!

still, that pile is pretty big….

Tony Creech
anthony thomas creech is Founder of Citadel Magazine. He's a marketing executive, filmmaker, screenwriter, columnist, and university lecturer on film, audio, media, and faith. You can find him at thecreechleague.com

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