Once more it is June. Again. And again I embark upon that epic effort of daily blogging, take three, wherein I call upon myself for a kind of rambling focus, picking from a list of daily topics, and with neither planning nor advance writing, strive to pepper this blog with the free-thought, free-writing wonder that is another one of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be:
June 17th // Something You Are Working At
It’s a metaphor, dumdum.
The difference, or so I’m finding, between “just doing something” and “being passionate about something” is that when you are just doing something you tend not to notice the doors. Y’know: the closed doors, the locked doors, the doors barring you from getting things done.
Doors are all over the place when you feel strongly about some kind of work you’ve been involved with or a cause you are trying to support. Where as if you are just “phoning it in” you tend to be content sitting in the space you’ve been given and not worrying about those doors.
Doors can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and I’d be remiss if I started penning out a list here, simply because it could never fully inventory such a list.
Of course, astute people will be frustrated by those doors but at the same time look up from their feet and see the windows. Those windows may be high up on the walls, or low down close to the floor. Those windows might just be large enough to peek through or big enough to leap through.
The problem is that the proper way to go is through the doors, no matter how much extra work it sometimes seems to take. But, and I’ll cautiously admit, sometimes you spend weeks banging on doors and find the breeze blowing through the window oh-so-tempting it breaks your heart and soul not to just leap through it and get on with things, particularly when there is so much good to be done on the other side of that wall.
I knock. I rattle the various knobs. I shuffle through a big key ring trying every one in futile hope. But sometimes I stand on my tiptoes and look through the glass of a window and… well, that’s just what I sometimes need to do.
But I’m working at it.