Thursday, March 25, 2010

Run Around

Let's get something straight before I start rambling. I am not a runner. At all. What I know about running, I know because I know those who do run.


But, I just realized something. In figurative terms, I'm a sprinter, not a long-distance runner. I realized that I'm all about short bursts. While I have staying power - I can and will see any task through to completion, and although I firmly believe in commitment and honoring commitments, I function much better with short hauls. This applies to so many things in my life: art, writing, cleaning, exercise, cooking, socializing... pretty much everything but love. Love, in any form, is a marathon event. No question.


Do I have long range goals? Of course. But the short term goals take precedence. Clearly, many of the short term goals are in conjunction with long term goals, but beyond that, I simply find it easier to focus on them, and easier to achieve them.


Paradoxically, I don't like it when things are over with. There's always that uncomfortable feeling of, "Now what? What next?" Plus, being a sprinter, the rush is over with all too soon. One of the things I love about making cards is that I can complete an entire work of art in as little as 10 minutes. One of the things I hate about making cards is that I can complete an entire work of art in as little as 10 minutes.


I may be out of breath, but I want more. So, I sprint again.


Some might chalk it up to my Scorpio personality, and a Scorpio's need for almost constant intellectual stimulation. I can see that, even though I take astrological pronouncements with a grain of salt. The only thing I get bored with is sameness. So, I sprint, and each race is completely different from the other.


That's it. Just my little internal epiphany for the day.

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