Living the dream means hard work – Day and night!
Four years ago I actively committed to the long hours of hard work. With many false starts behind me, perseverance is paying off.
Little did I know living dreams means hard work and how much extra work was needed. It is now showing signs of all being worthwhile.
I have spent long hours at the coal face, tweaking visions, uploading files, rewriting copy and applying the new layout to this website. My body has had its fair share of complaints about not enough exercise and being sleep deprived. I have discovered, poor management of time, means living your dreams equates to harder work getting the success you want.
Bloopers come in a new learning curve.
I had uploaded heaps of products and then realized we need to add product code for inventory and had to almost start over again. Bah!!! A quick reconciliation with my alter ego, humble pie, dig deep and plow on. The good learning curve and much the wiser now.
In hindsight, many questions were not asked at the beginning (Ignorance and untrained) therefore the wisdom to manage and plan wisely cost double the time to produce. Thanx Linda for the pointers.
For all dreamers, take time to learn, ask the right questions and exercise patience in finding the right people to ask. This might seem laborious in our instant coffee world, but rest assured, patience and questions will bring the treasure that makes it worthwhile. Don’t fret over mistakes because every mistake will lead to a problem to solve … if you don’t give up.
Populating the website with the product in WordPress added up to long hours. Now having a reasonable handle on it I will look at teaching someone else to employ their skills.
This is a common function in fulfilling all dreams. You must learn to choose and trust others who will be part of your team. They will improve your life in the products and services offered. This will give you more freedom to work on your core skills. In my case, it is to create.
My reason for time management.
I want to get back into the studio to finish 2 paintings. The plan is to ferry to Tiritiri Matangi Island and finish the last stage of my second book. I am creating a visual story about the islands unique flora, fauna and ecology.
Of interest is a couple of night shots of Penguins, Kiwi and Weta’s and whatever else sparks my imagination. I think the night sky and lighthouse might enthuse some creativity for two or three panorama night images in the book. What do you think?
The last word and the Morepork.
This new journey is adding a lot of personal fulfillment to my life. Unashamed I thank God for His mercy toward this once societal despot and giving me a new life to make good. No more Karma to deal with. It has been all washed away and I get to start clean. Yay, God!
Why the Morepork? During the day, Moreporks sleep in roosts. (I used to do that as I was a nocturnal creature creating, researching, living bad habits before coming home to roost after late-night exploits). Although mainly nocturnal, they are sometimes active at dawn and dusk. The main hunting times are evenings and mornings, with brief bursts of activity through the night. On dark nights they often perch through the middle hours and, particularly if the weather is bad, may hunt by daylight instead.
The Morepork Owl was considered the symbol of wisdom because of its big eyes used for hunting at night. It saw things humans couldn’t and worked hard in the dark to achieve its goals.
It seems to me that has been my lot in this new venture. Many nighttime ventures seeking wisdom and knowledge to produce sustenance for my wellbeing and legacy.